One Thousand Words: Photos by Geoff Sowrey

Xi'an South Gate

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Xi'an South Gate

Xi'an South Gate

Xi'an is a walled city, a former capital of Imperial China. Moated, you had to cross a drawbridge here to enter the city when approaching from the south. Today, there's many open entrances, but once upon a time, you faced a lot of armed guards to get in.

This image was scanned from film.



Capture Date5 June 2005
Camera ModelMinolta X-370
LensSoligor 28-80mm 1:3.5 Macro


Taken in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

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  • Far!