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The Forbidden City - Beijing
The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
The red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) is a member of the family Leiothrichidae, native to southern China and the Himalayas. Adults have bright red bills and a dull yellow ring around their eyes. Their backs are dull olive green, and they have a bright yellow-orange throat with a yellow chin; females are somewhat duller than males, and juveniles have black bills. It has also been introduced in various parts of the world, with small populations of escapees having existed in Japan since the 1980s. It has become a common cagebird and amongst aviculturists it goes by various names: Pekin robin, Pekin nightingale, Japanese nightingale, and Japanese (hill) robin, the last two being misnomers as it is not native to Japan (although it has been introduce and naturalised there).
The Pekin or White Pekin is an American breed of domestic duck, raised primarily for meat. It derives from birds brought to the United States from China in the nineteenth century, and is now bred in many parts of the world. It is often known as the American Pekin to distinguish it from the German Pekin, a distinct and separate breed which derives from the same Chinese stock but has different breeding. Many of these ducks were reared on Long Island, New York, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from which the breed derived its name Long Island Duck.
Pekin Robin ~ London Zoo ~ London ~ England ~ Friday March 27th 2015.
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Well, yesterday I was mostly at London Zoo, where I managed to capture this Pekin Robin, once it had say still for longer then 10 seconds lol 😁😀😊☺
I hope everyone has a fabulous week ☺????
FRENCH : Bon je dépose celle ci car elle évoque la destruction en cours des Hutongs à Pékin, un sujet qui m'est cher ... J'aurais tellement de choses à vous dire de ces séjours passés à Tokyo, Séoul et Pékin ... Je pense que je vais tout simplement déposer comme d'habitude mes séries réalisée en Asie d'une manière chronologique en mettant de temps en temps les anecdotes qui m'ont inspirées ... dès que j'aurais travailler chacune de mes séries...
En tous cas je suis heureux de vous retrouver ... exposer fut éprouvant dans ces vastes mégalopoles toujours en mouvement ... heureusement j'ai surtout passé mes jours et mes nuits à shooter tout ce qui m'entourait de près ou de loin ... A bientôt !
ENGLISH : Well I deposit this one because it evokes the ongoing destruction of Hutongs in Beijing, a subject that is dear to me ... I have so much to say about these stays in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing ... I think that I will simply deposit my series as usual in a chronological way by putting from time to time the anecdotes that go well with ... as soon as I have worked each of my series ...
In any case I'm happy to find you ... exposing was trying in these vast megacities always moving ... luckily I spent most of my days and nights shooting anything that surrounded me from near or far. .. See you soon !
IC 1000 leads the CN L564 under some rarely shot signals on the TZPR in Pekin, Illinois.
"Le Temps est repu. - Ici le monument est indurable et léger."
"Un jour s'abat, vienne le lendemain promis..."
Victor Segalen, lettre à sa femme Yvonne, de Péking, le 25 juillet 1909.