Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

Ancient City Wall, Xi'an

Ancient City Wall, Xi’an, Chian. July 2013

This photo was taken in Xi’an in the summer of 2013 when I was travelling with the DiSCOVER group to China.  We were biking on the Ancient City Wall and encountering the magnificent buildings that were all along this 13.7 km long wall.  It was an interesting contrast to see high rises and city buildings beyond the city walls and seeing Ancient Chinese houses in the immediate vicinity.  All the while we were looking at these ancient buildings with lots of history behind them, we were riding on modern bicycles through the bumpy stone road.  In short, this photo shows a complete opposite of the times: modern bicycle vs. old city monuments. 🙂

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21 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

  1. andy1076 says:

    Can never go wrong with elegance of traditional buildings 🙂

  2. Just been to China and didn’t see Xi’an but will definitely see it in my next trip. Thank you for sharing that!

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  4. smkelly8 says:

    What’s the DISCOVER Group? The photo is lovely. There are so many opposites and paradoxes in China.

    • stenoodie says:

      It is one of the youth programs put together by the Mon Sheong Foundation and Mon Sheong Youth Group where there was a 6-month development program for Chinese Canadian youths to learn more about Chinese culture, leadership, volunteerism, and then culminated in a two-week trip to China. “DiSCOVER 2013” was the name of the program.

      Thank you :).

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