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Old February 28th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #1
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gates in China?

Architecture of gates in China is very wonderful, especially in traditional styles. I'm appreciate if you post some pictures of your most lovely gate in this forum!
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Old February 28th, 2007, 05:47 AM   #2
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Ceremonial or commemorative gates:











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Old February 28th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #3
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四合院 Siheyuan gates:











A Siheyuan is a traditional housing type for ancient Chinese elite:
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Old February 28th, 2007, 05:56 AM   #4
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Old February 28th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #5
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The last one is gorgeous, where it locate?
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Old February 28th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #6
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Dunno. Just Baidu image search. It kinda looks edited.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #7
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Awesome collection.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 04:19 AM   #8
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Very nice! I'm also interesred with the last one too.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 06:04 AM   #9
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Yeah it's a very effective design for medieval warfare. Steps in front mean not only will an invading army have to fight uphill, but large siege engines are unusable. The design also allows defenders to place 2 levels of archers - one behind the railing and the other on top of the walls. Should the first line be neutralized there will then be a bottleneck right within convenient range of the second level of archers. And lastly any grunts reaching the door itself and using the battering ram will be subject to crossfire from 3 directions and perhaps even rocks or boiling oil dropped from above.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:48 AM   #10
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OUCH!
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 10:53 AM   #11
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Xian City Gate:



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Xian North City Gate:

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The South Gate
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Front Gate

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Some other Gate possibly near Temple of Heaven

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Nanjing City Gate

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Nice shots, so good you posted them twice
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 03:04 PM   #14
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I love this kind, so so massive!!
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Some images I taken from a book which I bought from China:
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Nice shots, so good you posted them twice



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