Lake Karakul
January 24, 2005 8:56 PM   Subscribe

Jorg Schniedmayer and Armin Scrinzi's road trip photos of China These images are part of a large photo essay.I think the Lake Karakal, the best nature photography I have seen, lately.
posted by hortense (8 comments total)
wow, what a fabulous find, hortense - these are indeed wonderful photos - thanks for posting. I look forward to exploring the the entire trip.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:13 PM on January 24, 2005

This almost made me cream my pants. Holy crap.
posted by borkingchikapa at 9:56 PM on January 24, 2005

This is great, because I'm just in the middle of reading Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Thanks.
posted by greasepig at 10:21 PM on January 24, 2005

I am intrested in yurts these flash animations may require a
right click to select play to view.
posted by hortense at 11:08 PM on January 24, 2005

Good link, thanks.
posted by the cuban at 3:52 AM on January 25, 2005

I was in Xi'an a few years ago. As much as I enjoyed seeing the terra cotta warriors, I found other sites to be in some ways more interesting. The mosque was an oddly peaceful oasis, very quiet with chittering birds in all the trees. They don't have pictures of the Forest of Steles, a collection of (as I recall) several thousand old inscribed stone tablets, some dating back literally thousands of years.

However, I especially like this picture:

not because it's necessarily the most beautiful, but because it brings back memories of trying to shoot photos in the city without having Colonel Sanders' head in the picture (lower left corner). Xi'an was (and I suppose still is) infested with KFC billboards, most of them small, with just the Colonel's head and an arrow pointing to the nearest KFC.
posted by doorsnake at 3:34 PM on January 25, 2005

Those yurt links are truly wonderful. I've really enjoyed your links, thanks.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:02 PM on January 25, 2005

China's bigger than I imagined.
posted by nanojath at 8:51 PM on February 23, 2005

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