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Longmen grottoes

Longmen grottoes
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Copyright: Anna Klinkosz (limba3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 17-70mm/2.8-4.5 SIGMA, Hoya 72 Super CIR PL
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-16 15:59
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 26
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If somebody didn't understand I am also in English giving the description.:):):)

The Longmen Grottoes (ch. 龍門石窟; lit. Dragon's Gate Grottoes) or Longmen Caves are located 12 km south of present day Luoyang in Henan province, China. The grottoes, which overwhelmingly depict Buddhist subjects, are densely dotted along the two mountains Xiangshan (to the east) and Longmenshan (to the west). The Yi River flows northward between them. For this reason, the area used to be called Yique (The Gate of the Yi River). From north to south, the distance covered by grottoes is about 1 km. Along with Mogao and Yungang, the Longmen Grottoes are one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites in China.

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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2007-01-16 16:19]
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Witaj Aniu,
kapitalnie Ci to wyszło ! Dopiero z takiej perspektywy można zobaczyć właściwe proporcje.
Bardzo ładne naświetlenie zdjęcia, dobry kadr, naturalne kolory.
No i opis wspaniały zrobiłaś...
pozdrawiam i jak tu mówią - tfs :)

Great shot ! very interresting one !impressive carving !
zie zie !
thanks !

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2007-01-16 18:24]

Hello Anna,

Well composed and sharpness!
It's very interesting historical caves with Buddhist, and i'm interesting some small caves at both side as well.
Thanks for sharing.


Hi Anna,
I couldn't believe my luck when I saw this image as this is one of the UNESCO heritage sites that I hope to visit in the near future. I hadn't realised just how big the figures are. A great image.
Best wishes,
(I think I'll try and avoid going in July to avoid the crowds)

Impressive shot of very interesting place!
Buddhist subjects seem mysterious in compo.

best regards,

Witaj Aniu!
Rewelacja!Bardzo piękne.

Hi Anna,
You show here a part of China I didn't visit (so I have to go back ;) Fine picture with lots of things to see. Realy sharp and nice colours well done my dear Anna! TFS.

:) Later....

What a great overview Anna! this is soo cool.
I love the way you show the people around the grottoes. It shows how realy large they statues are!


Hello Anna.

Excellent picture, nice composition.

Thats so very amazingly, so beautiful and huge, makes you wonder who it was made...

nice shot with good composition and scene.
this scene is similer with bamian's budha statue. which i had seen in bamian. well done.and thanks for sharing.


After the senseless destruction of the cliff statues in I believe Afghanstan, it's wonderful to see that the concept survives in other places in the world. Interesting shot!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2012-05-22 10:05]

Witaj Aniu,

I was researching this place in Suzhou just a couple of days ago because it was raining all day, & it certainly appears to be well worth a visit. So few images ever posted on TL of this place so thanks for sharing. Amazing sight! Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 66 N: 1002] (10173)
  • [2012-11-09 21:28]

Hi, this is some thing that world have not seen but your camera made this possible to look at, a beautiful catch and thoughtful, TFS.

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