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Sixi Village

Located in the northwest of Wuyuan City in Jiangxi Province, Sixi is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) away from the city center, which was built in the 5th year (1,199) of Qingyuan period in the Southern Song Dynasty (1,127 A.D.-1,279 A.D.), and it is surrounded by the hills on one side and water on the other, just like a diamond embedded in hills and water.

The ancient architectures and the nature environment are integrated as one perfectly, which are very picturesque with fascinating poetic imagery.

The highlight of Sixi lies in its architectures with exquisite craftsmanship in Hui-style, all of which are decorated with stone carvings, stone carvings and wood carvings, representing fully the characteristics of Hui-style architecture art.

The most well-known ancient architecture in the village is “Jingxu Hall”, which is famous because lots of scenes in the movie “Strange Tales of Liao Zhai 聊斋志异 ” - [link] are shot here, (LiaoZhai is a book written by PU Song-ling in the Qing Dynasty (1,616 A.D.-1,911 A.D.) mainly describing the amours between human and goblins.) and it is the best-preserved civilian residence in the village.
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Given 2013-07-19
:icondawnrosecreation:
DawnRoseCreation Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
First of all.....THANKS for the ' DD ' !

and, TO ALL WHO DON'T LIKE THIS SHOTS OR THOSE WHO ASK ME A LOT QUESTION , let me explain this photo :
I'm not Chinese girl from China.
I took a plane & fly to this place last few year ago....
I just went for some photo shooting expedition at this SIXI VILLAGE, an old heritage village in China.
When I'm my way to wait for some villagers lifestyle shots, I RANDOM saw this kids playing with their toy gun.
The way they play & the gun looks real attract my lens.
The distant I took this photo is about 200mm, so it consider a fast snap shots !
I didn't walk near to them because I'm on the way to another destination.
They are just normal kids playing & in front of them is a few empty bushes.
They shoot at empty bushes, maybe they imagine tiger, lion or etc inside the bushes ? LOL
Actually beside them, a mother with a bowl of porridge , feeding them while they play.
This is just a random PHOTOJOURNALISM LIFESTYLE shots about different country, different life.
Maybe the kids in our area born with SILVER SPOON and play computer, go to air condition school, eat Mc Donald, wear clean and nicer cloth.
They just don't have that luck, so they grow up with different condition, different culture, different luck , that's all.....
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:icontreeclimber:
TreeClimber Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You should really put that information into the description, rather that 'just' the city's history [which is still awesome to know] as it would remove people's concern and confusion. Information like what you've put in this comment, is typically what is looked for in the 'description' of an image.

It is a great capture nonetheless!
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:icongucci-mane:
gucci-mane Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
slaves
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:iconhaggisfist:
HaggisFist Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome pic. And I think most of the people in disagreement didn't read the statement and understand the tie-in to the picture. Maybe think about it a lil' bit more. 
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:icondawnrosecreation:
DawnRoseCreation Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
YES, negative people always think too much & they own self create story in their own mind....
I already explain to all just now....
Thanks bro.
haggisfist.deviantart.com/art/…

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:iconhaggisfist:
HaggisFist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Indeed.
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:iconjjreaming:
jjreaming Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
The level of knee-jerk outrage in the comments is palpable. Don't be 'that' deviant, people.

(Though, seriously Lady, you might have wanted to tell something about the subject of the picture). The fact that you didn't say anything really brings down the presentation. Still, 'dorable tykes :D.
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:iconafletcherkinnear:
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In case anyone is taken aback by the photo those are toy guns fyi
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
. . .
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:iconfr33z3dry:
fr33z3dry Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
disgusting
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:iconskofnung:
Skofnung Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A photograph of child soldiers in a barren waste...and a description advertising the beauty of their architecture?  You're sending us mixed messages here.
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:iconsomenavyseals:
SomeNavySEALs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kids with toy guns, brah.
Learn to identify things, in general.
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:iconmrdorgon:
MrDorgon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconseberhusky:
SeberHusky Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Those look like real guns to me, at least the UZI.  A gun blown-up or destroyed, father says "here, you can have it" .
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:icona-man-named-frank:
a-Man-Named-Frank Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
If you can't tell it's not an Uzi, how can you tell if it's real or not? 
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:iconcarbonproxy:
carbonproxy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're are so many things wrong with that post
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:icona-man-named-frank:
a-Man-Named-Frank Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
There* 
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:iconzuka-zamamee:
zuka-zamamee Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
UZI? this is a plastic toy replica of an MP5K. Just trying to help.
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:iconjacij:
jacij Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   General Artist
It's an interesting (if depressing) photograph. Rather disappointed by the description though since it seems to have little to do with the photo.
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:iconplaguejester:
PlagueJester Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
A picture of children with guns, a description fit for a tourist brochure.

Is there something I'm missing here?
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:iconbeamishbalthazar:
BeamishBalthazar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Please tell me this is just a dramatic pose and not how they live their lives!
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:iconarchertacticalops:
ArcherTacticalOps Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. Good Upload.
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:iconcool-n-nerdy:
Cool-N-Nerdy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Awwww.........killers at a young age XD!!!!!
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:iconlimegreenbunny:
LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute kids! This reminds me of my time teaching children in China.  They had play gunfights at school all the time and no one gave a crap. This one kid liked to do very dramatic death scenes all the time.
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:icontreeatm0s:
TreeAtm0s Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh
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:iconallhailmattwilson:
AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
When i was a kid, we use to find leftover weapons/ammunition in the ground left over from WWII, and we used those to play with (the casualties where quite high due to many idiots not knowing how to use guns, and not to point it at your own face/other people/even worse other people with guns) .

Along with those, we found various other interesting stuff like Soviet and German military uniforms and other items like undetonated bombs and shells, shit was fun.

Oh, and if you are wondering where it was, it was in Ukraine, back in the early 90'ies
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:icongattsby:
gattsby Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, the only thing I found from a little after that time period was a plastic soldier.
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:iconallhailmattwilson:
AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Well, thats to be expected since you are from the US, and the US never had any serious WWII related battles or heavy military activity on its soil (pearl harbor does not even qualify), so you wouldnt have much stuff to find in the ground :shrug:
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:icongattsby:
gattsby Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's true my grandfather was at Pearl Habor.
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:iconallhailmattwilson:
AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Se La Vi
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:iconemmaethyst:
Emmaethyst Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, remnants still left in the 90's from so long ago? 
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:iconallhailmattwilson:
AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Yeah, i think there will be plenty more to find for another 150 years, at least. Dont forget that after they are found/used, they quite often end up back in the ground for storage. Recycling at its finest lol.

Also, to give you a number of arms that are constantly being found: more than 70% of black market arms in Ukraine/Russia originate from WWII leftovers. There is even a criminal profession called "black archeologist" there, its guys who learn WWII war history, and then excavate arms for later resale on the black market.
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:iconmontygm:
montygm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Nice and dramatic photo. 

Very dissapointing to here so many whiners and complainers posting such negative comments all the time. Enjoy the photo and the impact it presents rather than being so negative.
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:iconwesker991:
wesker991 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't that an AKM flash hider?
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:iconfastestfalcon:
FastestFalcon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Wow! Look at these kids handle those guns like bosses! :)
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:iconmybeans17:
MYBEANS17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
sort of depressing :/

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:iconhyoori:
hyoori Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The left-handside boy looks like my friend.


*weird comment, but.. that's what I feel :D*
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:iconalphabetsoup314:
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While it doesn't detract from the quality of the photo (very fascinating subject by the way), I have to agree with some of the other comments, that the artist's description is... useless for lack of a better word. It sounds like it was copied form some textbook, or from Wikipedia, and doesn't say much about the photo itself; as a result, it feels impersonal, irrelevant, misplaced, and quite frankly very boring. 

Say something about the photo! Round out the story a bit! What were you doing there? How did you happen upon these kids? Maybe say something about the boys? Or make some comment about how, over there, realistic guns are okay and commonplace, while over here in north america they are 'too scary' for innocent little children. Some animal photographers will reveal a little fact about the animal in the photo; a bit about the way tigers hunt, or a quirk about their beloved Fido. You don't have to say much. 

Or, on the other end of the spectrum, say absolutely nothing - I am willing to bet that, when you posted this photo, you really had nothing to say about this photo, and made the mistake of letting Wikipedia try to say something in your place. If you have nothing to say, then say nothing. It has the advantage of letting the picture speak for itself, and sometimes letting viewers form their own questions in their head - sometimes it's better to leave questions unanswered. 
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:iconlemonbang:
LemonBang Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Agreed with this 100%
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:iconfriend-owl:
Friend-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I very much so agree~
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:iconecotef:
ecotef Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I second the motion.
That description is terrible, and I didn't learn a single thing....
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:iconssgtsyms:
SsgtSyms Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
If you could 'like' a comment...
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:iconemmaethyst:
Emmaethyst Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
True. 
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:iconofa20:
Ofa20 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That would be awesome.
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:iconhyoori:
hyoori Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah wow. Thankyou for pointing this out. Can be a good lesson for others as well :D
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:iconstrixcz:
StrixCZ Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said... :nod:
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:iconbannerwolf:
BannerWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Good point alphabetsoup314
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. Very interesting artwork. I love this style.
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:iconhawkbri:
Hawkbri Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
So... what's with the boys? You didn't explain that yet.
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LEGENDofLMPF Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
rather disturbing... *shivers*
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