Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chinese Watercolor Landscape Paintings Come To Life

Today, we just spent a whole day amongst the sandstone peaks of Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China. The day was mostly drizzly and raining lightly and some of the landscape views were either completely fogged up or they revealed misty, mysterious vistas.

In fact, it was totally easy to see how the famous Chinese watercolor paintings usually on scrolls got their inspiration. Sure, some of the drawings/paintings looked to have temples in impossible places, but hey, it's art. They have artistic license to do whatever they want.

But with the landscapes we saw amongst the swirling mist, we couldn't help but think about how close those paintings are to the real thing...

No waterfalls on this day (a slight disappointment), but we do expect to see one tomorrow. Stay tuned...

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