Photographer's Note

When walking around in old town in China, I encountered many student artists doing plein air on location. Sometimes there were so many I want them to get out of the way. Here the two girls, concentration on their drawings, adds to the composition nicely along with the boat man on the canal.

Xitang is a water town crisscrossed by nine rivers. The town stretches across eight sections, linked by old-fashioned stone bridges. In the older parts of town, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which serve as the main transportation thoroughfares in the area.

This water town is made even more famous since the filming of Mission Impossible III here.

Xitang also contains numerous antique residences and temples, such as the Temple of the Seven Masters. The town keeps a tranquil ambience and scenic beauty, making it a very popular tourist attraction. It is frequently depicted in Chinese landscape painting.

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Additional Photos by Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
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