July 15, 2011

Old Movie Town

Downstream from Kaiping on the banks of the Tanjiang River is the historical town of Chikan. The charming streets of the old town, parts of which go back 350 years, have long been used as backdrop in Chinese movies. There is even a movie studio where hundreds of blockbusters have been produced.

Kaiping County, 2007

I am joining Weekend Reflections, Weekend in Black and White and Sunday Bridges. [You can enlarge the image with a click.]

36 comments:

EG Wow said...

What a fabulous reflection, Francisca! The curve of the bridge would be lovely on its own but as a reflection too it's stunning!

Malyss said...

This picture is very beautyful!i like it very much!

jabblog said...

The reflections are beautiful - very serene.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely old building and terrific reflections, Francisca, as always! Love the B&W capture! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Evelyn said...

What a fabulous shot. Love it.

Genie said...

What a fabulous setting for movies. This is a wonderful shot. It reminds me of some of the street in downtown London with the curing pavement encircling the flats. Lovely shot. Genie

Ms. Becky said...

this is a pretty extraordinary photo, to be sure. enlarged it's fabulous, and I see why it's used as a backdrop for movies. you've done a marvelous job of capturing it's beauty. have a wonderful weekend Francisca!

James said...

Beautiful photo! It's perfect in black and white. It looks like it could have been taken decades ago.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photo, Francisca. Wonderful reflections.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

tapirgal said...

This is really stunning, Francisca! It's beautifully balanced, wonderful reflection, and what a location! Love the architecture.

joo said...

Terrific photo Francisca! Looks as if time stopped there.
Have a nice weekend:)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Amazing and such beautiful view!
Great reflections too :)
What do you do in China Francisca?
Holiday or work?

Mona Sweden said...

Gorgeous shot and marvellous reflections!

Rune Kvisla said...

Fine perspective, beautiful reflections with fine overall contrast. Good shot :)

VioletSky said...

This has a timeless quality to it..

awarewriter said...

Lovely photo Francisca. I cannot imagine this one in color and the reflections are super.

T. Becque said...

This is really beautiful and so interesting to see.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

All I can say is "oooh."

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photography with beautiful cadre. Reflection in the water makes it more beautiful. Excellent choice for black and white.

Regards!

Carola said...

Beautiful photo. Interesting bridge. I like the reflections, a bit mysterios. Great in B&W.

Kaori said...

Gorgeous, Francisca! Especially stunning in B&W! I've probably seen this in a movie or two...my daddy was into chinese movies for a while. Any Jet Lee movies? :D

Cezar and Léia said...

This is an incredible artwork, wonderful picture and it's perfect for b&w, great choice!
Hugs and a lovely Sunday
Léia

Dimple said...

This is beautiful. I am taken by the skyline this row of buildings creates.

JM said...

What a fantastic place! Great shot too, Francisca.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful photo, amazing reflection. Perfect in black and white.

J Bar said...

What a beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

what a wonderful job you have to travel all over the world.

Andy said...

Francisca, nice photo that covers three mimes.

Lesley said...

beautiful scene. is that a movie poster by the water's edge on the left?

Francisca said...

@Lesley... yes, that is a movie poster. The entrance to the old film studio is just to the left of that poster.

Meri said...

So exotic and scenic!

Pat said...

Really exquisite photo of an exotic location. I love that it is in b/w, many many details so up!

jennyfreckles said...

I can see why - it's beautiful and very photogenic.

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful curves and reflections!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful curves and reflections!

Lucy said...

What builidngs!

Lucy