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Ancient China
« on: January 02, 2017, 12:50:31 PM »
Hello Folks

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody of you!

I just received some photo albums with old Chinese photos, taken from a European merchant between 1903 and 1907.
It's very impressive to see how China used to be 110 years ago. What a change :scared: !!!
Some of the pictures may strike you familiar as we find the images on our beloved coins..:-)

I want to share some impressions of those times with you... please enjoy  N48


...description is the English translation from the words noted in the album...

8762, Queen's Buildings Hongkong
8765, Hongkong Peak
8769, in the harbour of Hongkong
8771, the Bund in Shanghai
8773, Foochow Creek in Shanghai
8775, Foochow Creek Water Tower
8777, Shangtung Road Shanghai
8779, Bund Shanghai







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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 12:59:26 PM »
8782, Walls of Peking
8784, Market in Peking
8786, Peking city wall behind
8789, Graveyard in Nanking
8791, The Great Chinese Wall
8793, Peking
8795, Tempel Pagoda in Peking
8798, Market Shanghai



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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 01:09:17 PM »
8800, Peking
8803, Chinese Wall
8806, Ichang
8809, Dragon Boat in Shanghai
8811, Temple Yard Shanghai
8813, Russian Warship 'Askold' in Shanghai (5 funnels) at the back
8815, Shanghai
8817, Loong Wha (Longhua) Temple


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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 01:18:45 PM »
8819, Street in Shanghai
8822, Chinese Wall
8824, Peking
8740 & 8826, Marble Boat Summer Palace
8829, in the Emperor's Garden
8831, Observatory Peking
8833, ...well... you know it :-)


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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 01:24:01 PM »
8835, Temple of Heaven
8837, Chinese Wall
8841 & 8842, Graveyards in Nanking
8852, Shanghai station

that's it  N48

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 01:26:20 PM »
Thanks for sharing this interesting pictures
Great to see how it use to be

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 08:01:37 PM »
Great photos, not the usual ones. Thanks for your thoughtfulness in sharing

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 08:45:21 PM »
Wow!  nice photos!!  Thank you for sharing!!
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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 08:48:54 PM »
Very interesting.  Thanks.

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2017, 09:17:18 PM »
This is a very nice collection of ancient Chinese pictures. Thanks for sharing.
 
I happen to collect pictured post cards of 1900s from China. Here are some examples, dated from 1904 to 1916.

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »
More pictures.

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 09:27:46 PM »
More pictures.

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 08:21:57 AM »
fantastic thanks!!

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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2017, 11:09:55 AM »
Great collection for the forum archives!
Yes, you definitely see structures that continue to influence the design of coins from China.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Hopefully others will add to this collection.

Best wishes.
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Re: Ancient China
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2017, 11:11:08 AM »
Wonderful pictures, they make me want to be there, if I had a time machine.....