Don Sutherland

Don Sutherland

Posted on 08/29/2014


Photo taken on June  9, 2014


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Summer Palace Relief

Summer Palace Relief
Relief at the Summer Palace (Beijing, China)—June 9, 2014. During the reigns of the Qing Emperors Kangxi and Qianlong (1663-1795) several imperial gardens were created around Beijing, the last of them being the Summer Palace, based on the Hill of Longevity and Kunming Lake in the north-western suburbs of the city.

Kunming Lake (known earlier as Wengshan Pond and Xihu Lake) had been used as a source of water for irrigation and for supplying the city for some 3500 years. It was developed as a reservoir for Yuan Dadu, capital of the Yuan Dynasty, by Guo Shoujing, a famous scientist of the period, in 1291. Between 1750 and 1764 Emperor Qianlong created the Garden of Clear Ripples, extending the area of the lake and carrying out other improvements based on the hill and its landscape. It was to serve as the imperial garden for him and for his successors, Jiaqing, Daoguang, and Xianfeng.

During the Second Opium War (1856-60) the garden and its buildings were destroyed by the allied forces. Between 1886 and 1895 it was reconstructed by Emperor Guangxu and renamed the Summer Palace, for use by Empress Dowager Cixi. It was badly damaged in 1900 by the international expeditionary force during the suppression of the Boxer Rising, in which Cixi had played a significant role, and restored two years later.

The Summer Palace became a public park in 1924 and has continued as such to the present day.

For more information: whc.unesco.org/en/list/880

Patrick68(BATH)2018, Jan Klimczak, Alan Eisenberg, Marco and 116 other people have particularly liked this photo


125 comments - The latest ones
pajmcb
pajmcb
Outstanding shot, Don!
Fabulous image!
Wonderful work!
Have a lovely weekend!
4 years ago.
Avec Sens
Avec Sens
Beau
et merci oui pour tout cet historique sous tes photos
4 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Very nice photo Don.
Nice to be able to learn about the history too.
John.
4 years ago.
hlegallais
hlegallais
Nice shot !
4 years ago.
Puigserver Jp
Puigserver Jp
Très belle capture !
4 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
excellent
4 years ago.
Natrixxl
Natrixxl
serene beauty !!
4 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
sehr schönes Foto. Danke für die Erklärung
4 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
marvellous !
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Incredible capture and information!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o the Dynasties are so interesting, a friend
studied these and we talked about them often,
I do like the patina and colour oOo
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in 4U
4 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
J'aime !
4 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
interesting detail, very well taken !
4 years ago.
Jean Luc Riendeau
Jean Luc Riendeau
I love the texture. Thanks for the information about the statue.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous !!!!! Excellent capture friend !!!! Compliments! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!! Wishes for happy and enjoyable weekend !!
4 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful picture.
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Fascinating statue
4 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Fascinating statue!! So wonderful shown! Thanks for the information
4 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Beautiful shot, thank you for these very interesting explanations
4 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Marvelous light and colors !

Wish you a nice week end, Don.
4 years ago.
Eric PGT
Eric PGT
Bien documenté merci du partage
4 years ago.
Василий Касимовский
Василий Касимовский
Good photos and intersnyh historical excursion.
4 years ago.
Semeyas (Carlos)
Semeyas (Carlos)
Bonita foto!!
4 years ago.
natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE
une Merveille ! *************
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very good reproduction of the textures!
4 years ago.
H C
H C
Great shot and interesting information.
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Congrats on Explore, Don!
Pretty well deserved!
Have a lovely weekend!
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
This is a top drawer detail capture.
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
An amazing place. I look forward to seeing more of your photos.
4 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
the destruction of a nation's art seems to be a chief priority of war.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
J'aime beaucoup Don agréable fin de semaine
4 years ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Beautiful,eddie,
4 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Amazing shot of the Chinese Emperor.
Happy Weekend.
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Interesting description and history. And here it is, and will continue.
Very fine image, Don
4 years ago.
Dinesh
Dinesh
Thanks for the image an the info
4 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Belle image !
4 years ago.
vero
vero
une sculpture d'art,une merveille bisous véro merçi énormément pour ce partage instructif
une pièce unique
4 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
This is terrific photography, my friend !!
Have a nice weekend.
4 years ago.
Jean
Jean
A very serene image.
4 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Wonderful light, fantastic shot !!!!!!!!!!!
Great info !
4 years ago.
Maryse l'homel lesclancher
Maryse l'homel lescl…
magnifique!! merci de nous faire partager,cette culture!!!!
4 years ago.
Delphine
Delphine
Merci pour l'explication qui donne du sens à la photo.
4 years ago.
Graham Stephen
Graham Stephen
incongruous head!

interesting background information.
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Stunning shot and very nice info ! Congrats on Explore !
4 years ago.
Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Sans les explications la photo n'aurait pas de sens!Merci Don!
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Régis Desailly
Régis Desailly
Exotique
4 years ago.
Fabian Craig-wilson
Fabian Craig-wilson
So interesting
4 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
Interesting shot and explications.

ADMIRED in 4U
4 years ago.
Indira Nair
Indira Nair
Well shared with great info!
4 years ago.
Ganymede
Ganymede
Thanks for information.
4 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! beautiful image!
4 years ago.
Dominique Beaumont
Dominique Beaumont
Sublime statue Don
4 years ago.
Eliana
Eliana
Beleza e serenidade ♥
4 years ago.
Mimosa
Mimosa
J'aime beaucoup! ♥
4 years ago.
ecolour
ecolour
Awesome shot and interesting information, Don !!
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired again in 4U group!
4 years ago.
Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
Superb, Don.
Perfect texture and natural colors.
Thanks for all informations, my friend.
4 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
De toute beauté *******
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful shot and great information, Don.
4 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
This superb image was seen in:
~ ~ WOW of the day ~ ~
www.ipernity.com/group/142497
4 years ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
beau relief et sculpture*****************
Belle journée Don !
4 years ago.
Brenda Boisvert
Brenda Boisvert
Beautiful work!
4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
excellent capture and very interesting information!!
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
I've seen your wonderful picture in
WoW of the day!
www.ipernity.com/group/14249
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely details.
4 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Lovely capture Don, and thanks for all the info.
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Lovely shot Don and interesting information
4 years ago.
El pare
El pare
Great light and composition, I like textures too.
4 years ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
A vert interesting information♥♥♥.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in ART 4U
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: La Maison du Bonheur !..
www.ipernity.com/group/224315
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Neat find and photo!
4 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Congrats Ipernity Frontpage
4 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
Ces Chinois, ils ont de la suite dans les idées!!
4 years ago.
paddypix
paddypix
So very good ....... and the flaky stonework helps to make it
4 years ago.
Guydel
Guydel
Beau témoignage ! Merci Don !
4 years ago.
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Lovely image, Don…and interesting reading :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Wednesday!
4 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Great shot
Congrats on Explore
4 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique,trop zen..!
4 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Congrats on Explore
Seen in *Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot**
4 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Seen In *Ipernity Addicts**
4 years ago.
Jorlam
Jorlam
such beauty - both object and image..
thanks for the narrative too - very informative/interesting....
4 years ago.
ylisa
ylisa
merci pour cette belle découverte
4 years ago.
Mr Bennett Kent
Mr Bennett Kent
A fascinating sculpture!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
:-)
4 years ago.
Belleuse
Belleuse
Great mood !
4 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
ઇઉ.¸¸.* ઇઉ.¸¸.*
ઇઉ.¸¸.* ઇઉ.¸¸.* Super!
4 years ago.
Elene
Elene
Nice very old statue ,interesting story ,thanks Don*
4 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Seen in **The Little Pond**
4 years ago.