They say photographers like to travel. I'm no exception. And when designing the itineraries, the choices of locations are largely revolved around whether there are photographic opportunities. I've longed for a visit to the ancient village of Hongcun, China, one that was founded in the Southern Song Dynasty (about AD. 1131-1162), with a history of about 900 years. This village was touted for its water system that runs through all residents and provides daily water usage.
At the heart of the village is the Moon Pond, which is surrounded by houses and ancestral temples. As a person being immersed in the facilities of a modern country like the US, it's amazing to watch residents of the village carry on their daily lives by the water, starting early in the morning washing clothes.
This image was taken in front of an ancient residence, exemplifying the traditional architectural style of the area and the little village life.
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