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Ancient Chinese town’s Ming dynasty buildings under water
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^
| 10:06AM BST 16 Jul 2014
Posted on 07/16/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
One of Chinas renowned ancient towns was under water on Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area.
The old town district of Fenghuang nestles on the banks of a winding river in a picturesque, mountainous part of Hunan province, and boasts stunning Qing and Ming dynasty architecture dating back hundreds of years. [
According to Chinas official Xinhua news agency, the Tuojiang river in the town had reached 1.1 meters above its previous highest recorded level, and several bridges had been damaged or destroyed.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: china; fenghuang; flashflood; godsgravesglyphs; mingdynasty; mingthemerciless; qingdynasty; redchina
posted on 07/16/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT
posted on 07/16/2014 8:10:04 AM PDT
("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
Just damn, that was exactly my first thought.
posted on 07/16/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT
by Night Hides Not
(Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
This is getting to be a regular thing in China.
posted on 07/16/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT
They have some empty cities they move to, if the houses weren’t all owned by speculators at inflated prices.
posted on 07/16/2014 9:37:40 AM PDT
(Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
To: Night Hides Not; hoagy62
Mine too! Flooding sucks rocks. Last fall we had a thousand year flood and for the last seven days we’ve had daily downpours saturating the ground again. Today the forecast is a 90% chance of rain.
posted on 07/16/2014 9:51:17 AM PDT
("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
To: Olog-hai; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
posted on 07/16/2014 2:59:47 PM PDT
posted on 07/16/2014 5:20:32 PM PDT
by Monkey Face
(When I told you I was normal, I may have exaggerated slightly.)
I’ll bet it is not nearly as bad as the inundation caused by the three Gorges Dam (Which is not Gorgeous at all. Damn!)
posted on 07/16/2014 6:53:12 PM PDT
by left that other site
(You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
its been a regular thing for thousands of years.
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