Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Village in Hoiping


Based on the pics I took and and my visit to my family's old house in a small village near Kaiping. The Toisan (Taishan) area in Guangdong is unique for its architectural style, called diaolous, or castle buildings. My family's village was part of that heritage. When many Chinese who left for the Americas returned, they built their homes with European elements infused into the style. The homes also proved useful during World War II, as their castle, fort-like structure proved to be a good defense against the Japanese invastion.

4 comments:

stephen said...

I love the direction in this one. colors, textures, shapes, awesome.

Shelly said...

Awww I want to go there! :) Glad you are having a breadth of experiences while you're out there! Miss ya lots!

Jenn Tippins said...

thanks for all the comments, means a lot!

Je-nO said...

I want to go there. I want to go with my mom (your grandmother's sister) so she can tell me her stories. Do you have an on-line photo album?