Photographer's Note

Danba, Sichuan is renowned for it's classical block watchtowers which were more a symbol of status than a means for reconnaissance. The traditional inhabitants of this region, the Gyarong Tibetans, are said to descend from the Xixia kingdom. During the Qing dynasty in the seventeenth century, the towers did serve as defensive bastions. Most date from 200 to 1,000 years ago.

ISO at 320 and focal length at 70.00mm.

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