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Notes on the Geography of China: Xi'an: Photo 11

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View from the Drum tower over the sterile park between it and the Bell Tower. The buildings on the far side of the park line Xi'an's main east-west street, Xi Dajie and Dong Dajie--predictably, West and East Avenues.

The park design, by Zhang Jinqiu (1996), is for some reason highly praised by Peter Rowe and Seng Kuan in Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China (2002). 

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