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Peru Impression III - Peruvian Door Decors

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Being an artist not living in my motherland, family has become the most tender treasure hidden deep inside my heart! Every single door I pass by has brought me so much imagination and curiosity unconsciously. And creativity craftsmanship stimulates my artistic sensibilities. Some of them witness centuries of history and others wear the character of the natural disasters they have lived through, making them all the more interesting to share. This gallery is full of documentary images in which I focus on the doors and door decor, including some windows that caught my eye, especially in the different cultures I have been exposed to.

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In Peru, there were so many beautiful craftsmanship work. I would love to share some of my captures. Welcome to visit my Door And Window Collection Art Gallery: http://xueling-zou.artistwebsites.com/art/all/photography+-+door+and+window+collection/all

"The doors of wisdom are never shut." ― Benjamin Franklin

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Peru Impression II - Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America, which is 2,430 meters (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometers 50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. The construction of Machu Picchu appears to date from the period of the two great Incas, Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui (1438-71) and Tupac Inca Yupanqui(1472-93). It was abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, as a belated result of the Spanish Conquest. It has become the most familiar icon of the Inca World.
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Breath taking scenes I saw at each angle I turned.  I could stay at Machu Picchu forever, so…

Peru Impression I - 秘鲁印像一

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This piece memorializes a moment from one of my travel experiences. Although we only spent a few days in Cusco, Peru before we headed to Machu Picchu , my impression remains vivid - the expression of this little girl whose mother carried her without complaint up and down the endless uneven steps in this beautiful but ancient city built of millions of stones, and thousands of steps... At the altitude it was hard enough to even breath let alone carry the extra weight of this child who was 4-5 year's-old, not a young baby. Her curious glance captured my attention and I was so touched by the mother and daughter' s relationship and their deep unconditional love... So I captured a couple shots, created this painting in oil after I came back to my home base studio, and I named it as "A Bundle Buggy Swaddle" as part of my Peru Impression series.


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I was inspired to paint this piece by the corn fields and ho…