Pingyao, China
平遙

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Corn drying, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004

Píngyáo is one of my favorite Chinese towns butthe central area tends to lack much color. Everything is a grayish-brown. The streets, buildings and walls tend to blend and blur into each other without much notice. On my second day there I decide to go on a color mission and seek out what color I can find for several photo shoots. Upon leaving Píngyáo, the authorities take interest in my color collection and charge me with a color-collection tax of 15 yuan, which I gladly pay. Below are the fruits of my labor. Please handle with care.

Unesco World Heritage Site


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Art school rock, Píngyáo, China — November 2004

What does this rock say?

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Street view from my restaurant, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Ancient courtyard, Píngyáo, China — November 2004


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Actors for a Chinese film, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004

Because of its historical look, Chinese films are often filmed in Píngyáo.

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Míng Dynasty walls, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Ticket for Píngyáo Ancient City, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Local street scene, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Guard tower, Píngyáo, China — November 2004


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Sculptures inside a temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Sculptures inside a temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Art school girl, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Healthy items for sale, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Giant temple incense, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Brian and a incense vessel, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Art school, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004

Can anyone help translate what these banners say?

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Local style, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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On the ramparts, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Rusty barrels, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Main street bustle, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Ming flavor sunset, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Sculptures inside a temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Little Buddhas, Píngyáo, China — November 2004


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Tempe roof tiles, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Sculptures inside a temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Ancient tree, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Alley gate, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Street life, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Gigantic incense, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Entrance to temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Corn dehydrating in the sun, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Sculptures inside a temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Sculptures inside a temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Sculptures inside a temple, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Carts that travel the wall ramparts, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004


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Oranges for sale, Píngyáo, Shānxī, China — November 2004

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