The Whole Picture: Shanxi, China

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments
kidsdatong The Whole Picture: Shanxi, China

Outside of Datong in the People's Republic of China

Most famous for its grottoes, its pagodas and its tremendous hanging monasteries, Datong in northern Shanxi Province lies between the Inner and Outer Great Wall. This picture was taken at a village near the inner wall about 60 miles to the east of Datong. Like most stretches of the wall outside of Beijing, it is suffering from erosion and collapse in many places.

Inspired by publications like Life Magazine, National Geographic and online experiences like’s photo blog, images marked as ‘The Whole Picture‘  are intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery. Kathryn and Daniel will post ‘The Whole Pictureirregularly.  Like all of our photos, it is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the archive that we haven’t posted yet.

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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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