The Bell Tower of Xi’an (Chinese: 西安钟楼), built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi’an and one of the grandest of its kind in China. The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty. The tower base is square and it covers an area of 1,377 square meters. The tower is a brick and timber structure and close to 40 meters high. There are several legends regarding the Bell Tower, one...
The city is surrounded by a well-preserved city wall which was re-constructed in the 14th century during the early Ming dynasty and was based on the inner imperial palace of Tang dynasty. The wall was constructed in 1370 and remains intact to this day. The wall measures 11.9km in circumference, 12m in height, and 15 to 18m in thickness at the base; a moat was also built outside the walls. The new wall and moat would protect a much smaller city of...
My friend Tom and his team, here in Xi’an (China), run a charity where they donate small libraries to under-privileged schools. To date they have completed over 250 libraries across 19 provinces. http://www.library-project.org/
This image has been chosen to appear on the front page of the Yellow River Soup Kitchen Charity 2011 Desktop Calendar. For details of the calendar and the Yellow River Charity click here: http://www.yellowrivercharity.com/english/about(Eng).asp
Photos taken from in and around the city of Xi'an.Xi’an and Shaanxi Province is a place rich in photo opportunities, making it a pleasure to live here. Pictures of old buildings, old streets and old faces.
This blog is a collection of photos taken mostly from in and around Xi’an, since 2008. It’s a place that is changing rapidly yet still manages to hold onto its own unique charm. Old buildings, old streets and old faces.Learn More
I’m a professional web designer, photographer and SEO from the UK, currently living in Xi’an, China. I have been designing and building creative websites for over 6 years and been a photographer since 2008.Learn More