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Songshan Mountain Geopark to Shaolin Temple, Henan Province, China

Shaolin, the temple and the legend. We've passed there too, but chosen the backdoor to the temple because of two reasons: first, to avoid the overcrowded tourists and second, to enjoy the beautiful 3-hours track in Songshan Geopark.

Shaolin, the temple and the legend. We’ve passed there too, but chosen the backdoor to the temple because of two reasons: first, to avoid the overcrowded tourists and second, to enjoy the beautiful 3-hours track in Songshan Geopark.

“Geopark” stands for the route through the mountains, where you can see the
inscriptions from time to time that tell you about various kinds of geological formations. Well, those were overwhelmed with scientific terms that only geo Ph.D. scientists may decode, but the track was great and ended at the Shaolin monastery.

It was darkening, so we’ve succeeded to see the pagoda forest, some of the monastery main buildings and to hear the evening pray and to catch one of the last buses to Luoyang.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Song

written by breakphreak

3 comments

  1. hanspan

    hanspan

    WOW! what a beautiful location! love the double exposures.. especially the one where the heads are joined in the centre of hte image and the bodies go up and down!!
    BRILL!!

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  2. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    @hanspan: yeah, thanks! :) Some of the shots got very grainy just because the lab in Xi'an developed them so badly... I think they've re-used the chemicals far more times then allowed. On the other hand, I like the special colors on that pic :)

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  3. future_analog

    future_analog

    Awesome! What a place, huh?! I loved all your shots, especially of the Pagoda Forest and the one of the sun above those stairs. I wish I was into Lomography when I went in 2004. One day I'll do it again.

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