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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photography Places of A Dream in Red Mansions

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A Dream in Red Mansions (in Chinese, Hong Lou Meng) is one of Chinese four masterpieces of literature finished in the Qing Dynasty, it is regarded the best in terms of literature value. Since the shooting of TV series in 1987, this masterpiece has attracted increasing number of fans. This TV series edition is classic, which can hardly be surpassed, the characters like Lin Daiyu, Jia Baoyu, Xue Baochai, Wang Xifeng, etc. acted by Lin Xiaoxu, Ouyang Fenqiang, Zhang Li, Deng Jie, etc, has already won national-wide acceptance.

Despite of the wonderful acting skills and exquisite clothes, background music and sceneries in this TV series can also hardly be exceeded. The photography places cover lots of scenic spots, for instance, "Rongguo House" and "Ningrong street" are most set in Zhengding, Hebei Province, some of the indoor scenes are shooted at photostudio in Beijing; Prospect Garden blend the views of Prospect Gardens in both North and South China, while some of the scenes are taken from classical gardens in South China.

The titles of the TV series: Fei Lai Feng in Mt. Huangshan

in this TV series, the prelude is this stone
The first chapter: Shilijie, Hulu Temple, Zhen Shiyin's house are shooted at Luzhi, Suzhou

Luzhi, a peaceful water town
Lin Daiyu proceed northward: Taiping Lake, north of Mt. Huangshan

Taiping Lake, Huangshan
Most fragments connecting Prospect Garden are taken in Beijing and Shanghai Prospect Gardens.

Beijing Prospect Garden

Beijing Prospect Garden in the winter

Shanghai Prospect Garden
In a chapter of their reading and writing poetry:Daiyu and Baoyu are reading in a small pavilion in Hangzhou, Quyuan

in the TV series, Baoyu and Daiyu are reading in this pavilion
The most highly commented chapter: Daiyu buried withered petals is in a small garden in Suzhou "Ou Garden", and the later scene is shooted in the Tiger Hill.

Ou Garden in Suzhou
Longcun nunnery of Miaoyu is situated in a small corner northwest of Jichang Garden, Wuxi.

Jichang Garden, suitable for meditation
Baoyu be beated by Jia Zheng and Baoyu go to school are all in He Garden, Yangzhou, where decorated a study of Jia Zheng.

He Garden in Yangzhou
The scene of Wang Xifeng's dying and the ending of the TV series are snow views in Heilongjiang.

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