Crossing lowari pass at 5 Am. Lowari Pass is one of the most dangerous land routes in the world. Fatal accidents are frequently reported there. The road is also deteriorated. It is very dangerous to negotiate with the acute curves on the sky-high mountains. But this is the only route leading to Chitral, which too remains blocked for at least three months in winter due to heavy snowfall, cutting off the district from the rest of the country.
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Last few weeks art pieces. #landscapes and what it produces. Its pretty simple, going back to roots, what and where i've been around as a kid. Its slow and windy, and parts is my alltime favorite #naturemorte where bits and pieces comes together. #moretocome#moreismorelessisabore
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📷 Photographer @halimzen - THE HANGING TEMPLE (懸空寺) Hunyuan County, Shanxi province, China.
The Hanging temple is built into a cliff (75 m/246 ft above the ground) near Mount Heng, 64.23 kilometers to the northwest. Along with the Yungang Grottoes, the Hanging Temple is one of the main tourist attractions and historical sites in the Datong area. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable not only for its location on a sheer precipice but also because it is the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The structure is kept in place with oak crossbeams fitted into holes chiseled into the cliffs. The main supportive structure is hidden inside the bedrock. The monastery is located in the small canyon basin, and the body of the building hangs from the middle of the cliff under the prominent summit, protecting the temple from rain erosion and sunlight. On December 2010, it was listed in the “Time” magazine as the world's top ten most odd dangerous buildings.
Gear & Settings:
○ Camera: Nikon D90
○ Lens: Nikor 16-35mm f/4
○ Aperture: f/8
○ ISO: 100
○ Mode: Manual
○ Exposure Time: 1/80Sec
○ Single shot - no blending
○ App LR & PS (Nikon ISOless system)
#CapabilityBrown began work @ #Wynnstay#Ruabon North #Wales in 1774 for Sir Watkins Williams Wynn & visited estate at least 5 times. Wynnstay, 1 of largest & most important estates in Wales, was Brown's largest commission in country. Brown replaced formal gardens with lawns sweeping right up to house overlooking lake. His client Sir Watkin, a friend of composer #Handel & #playwright & #actor David #Garrick , began improvements to grounds of Wynnstay in 1770. In 1774 Brown was engaged to plan & supervise new scheme for parks & gardens at Wynnstay. It included alteration of house & offices, grounds, #lake & provision of new #dairy . Work did not proceed smoothly as Sir Watkin had also commissioned #RobertAdam to build him a new house at 20-21 St James's Square in #London (1771-1775) & expense of this work delayed work at Wynnstay. In 1777 Brown improved approach from Ruabon. A gravel walk was made & a mount removed at head of former #canal . Brown designed #shrubbery "which is neat & well laid out" & his pleasure ground can still be seen today. He also landscaped the Lower Park. A second lake, Belan Water, was constructed with a cascade & completed after his death by Surveyor John Midgeley, ceremoniously opened in 1784. In John Byng's opinion it was not as good as #Brown had intended. "Several brooks & rills were made confluent, so as to form a torrent; which dashing over a lofty ledge of artificial rock-work, covered with mosses & lichens, assumes the appearance of a natural cascade, & very similar to the much-admired one in the Marquis of Lansdowne's park, at Calne, in the country of Wilts." The Lower Park also had an #icehouse , #boat house & #bath house. In 1777-1782 a ha-ha was constructed enclosing garden & outbuildings. #Trees are very important to Wynnstay landscape with old trees providing a focal point in landscape. Brown invented a means of moving mature trees & kept venerable avenues already established at Wynnstay. A bridge is pictured in C18th & 19th paintings of estate, but no trace of it remains. Cut & paste for more info: bit.ly/2pAIPJq #landscapes#landscape#garden#walking#britain#welshlandscapes#welsh#countryhouse#welshcountryhouse#gardens