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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Statues in the Cemetery of Confucius - Qufu, China

The Cemetery of Confucius is an overgrown and haunting place covering 1.5 square miles. 100,000 decedents of Confucius are buried here spanning 78 generations. It is virtually deserted except for the golf carts full of Chinese who zip around. I great place to walk. In this photograph I really like how the vines help define the folds in his robe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Qufu, China
Camera: NIKON D5200
Copyright: © Donald Lichty