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龍鬚糖 Dragon’s Beard Candy / 中國北京南鑼鼓巷 Nanluoguxiang, Beijing, China / SML.20140503.6D.31982.P1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/14475614368 Dragon’s Beard Candy (龍鬚糖) is a handmade traditional art of Ancient China. It is also a traditional Chinese sweet similar to spun sugar. The candy was first notably practiced during the Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). It is traditionally made from sugar and maltose syrup.

Pictured is a variety of Dragon’s Beard Candy being made into all different kinds of shapes on the street. The dragon version is obviously the most popular, but the pigs look cute and dandy as well.

Photographed with the Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM at Nanluoguxiang (南鑼鼓巷), a popular hutong in Beijing, China.

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龍鬚糖 Dragon’s Beard Candy / 中國北京南鑼鼓巷 Nanluoguxiang, Beijing, China / SML.20140503.6D.31982.P1

頤和園古樹 Ancient trees, Summer Palace / 中國北京 Beijing, China / SML.20140502.6D.31716.P1
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This ancient tree has just the right amount of “wrinkles” on its trunk. Photographed with the Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM at the Summer Palace (頤和園) in Beijing, China. 頤和園古樹 Ancient trees, Summer Palace / 中國北京 Beijing, China / SML.20140502.6D.31716.P1

頤和園古樹 Ancient trees, Summer Palace / 中國北京 Beijing, China / SML.20140502.6D.31709.SQ.P1
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Most of the trees grown inside the Summer Palace (頤和園 Yíhé Yuán) are hundreds of years old. Their trunks and branches are aged and curved like banzai. Their leaves shimmer softly in the breeze under the summer afternoon sky. Photographed with the Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM. # More Information + en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Palace 頤和園古樹 Ancient trees, Summer Palace / 中國北京 Beijing, China / SML.20140502.6D.31709.SQ.P1