Standing on the beach with a Nikon in my hand …
Few images from an abandoned harbour in Gulangyu, Xiamen, Fujian.
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Photos: Matteo Damiani
BEIJING (Reuters) – Typhoon Meranti slammed into southeastern China on Thursday with strong winds and lashing rain that cut power to 1.65 million homes, but … Read more
Pagoda on an island in the River Min near Fuzhou, China, taken by John Thomson (1837-1921) in about 1871, published in 1873 in the book … Read more
Nanputuo (南普陀寺) is a Buddhist temple of vast proportions not far from the University of Xiamen. It was built during the Tang era and is … Read more
Xiamen or Amoy is a small town ( in Chinese terms, since it has more than two and a half million inhabitants) overlooking the Straits of Taiwan, and thanks to its advantageous geographical position have always been an important trading port.
Today, despite its modest size, is a cosmopolitan town that has jealously preserved its multi-ethnic past that you can clearly observe the exotic mix of European, Chinese, and Japanese architecture. Gulangyu is a small island in front of Xiamen. The British established their first concession in Gulangyu in 1851, the Japanese and the Americans 1900, took into account the possibility of turning them into a naval base but changed their minds after the conquest of the Philippines in 1899. However, one foreign power after another began to open consulates and trade offices in Xiamen.
In 1902 was elected a city council was composed of six representatives of foreigners and Chinese. Fourteen nations opened representative offices, including Germany, France, Denmark, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, and the Philippines. Today, Gulangyu is a lovely island with a vaguely Mediterranean climate and a varied colonial architecture that can count on more than 1000 buildings of Western origin. Since the small island of Gulangyu applies a strict ban on cars and bikes, the only sounds you hear are those of the wind, the trees, and the pianos ( and organs). In fact, the island holds a special record for the most number of pianos per capita.
Photos: Matteo Damiani
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Three small harbors in China: Xiamen, Gulangyu, and Kunming. The first is a small, semi-abandoned port located on Gulangyu island in front of Xiamen. The … Read more
Xiamen pictures Xiamen, or Amoy is a small town (at least by China’s standards, since it has more than two and a half million inhabitants) … Read more
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Hakka Walled Villages: Rounded, rectangular, or pentagonal. The exotic houses scattered around Southern Fujian. Not far from Xiamen, about four hours by bus, surrounded by … Read more
Xiamen 厦门 is a coastal city in southeastern China.