Wall of China guard station house | Photo Art Print
As I approach the iconic Great Wall of China, a particular fragment of this ancient edifice captures my attention - a solitary guard station house standing amidst the vast stretches of stone that meander across the rugged terrain. The solitude of the guard station strikes a contrast against the boundless wall that symbolizes a powerful history of defense and dynasty. The architecture of the guard station, bearing the quintessence of Ming Dynasty design, evokes a sense of reverence and awe.
The wall's undulating form, harmonizing with the rolling hills and the sky's soft hue, narrates a story of time, endurance, and the indomitable spirit of a bygone era. The guard station, once a sentinel's perch, now stands as a silent witness to the passage of time, its sturdy walls having weathered centuries of stories.
The sun casts long shadows, accentuating the texture and the ancient stones' ruggedness. Each stone, meticulously placed by hands of yesteryears, whispers tales of valor and vigilance. The soft murmurs of the breeze, the quietude that envelopes the ancient stones, transports one to a different era, an era of emperors and warriors, of invasions thwarted and territories marked.
Through my lens, I try to capture the essence of stillness, the profound solitude that engulfs the guard station. The photograph is an invitation to pause, to reflect on the relentless march of time, yet the enduring stillness that abides in places touched by history. This print, a slice of the ancient, a whisper of the bygone, is ready to bring a tale of endurance and elegance into your sanctuary.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2015
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