Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China.  Begetation in the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) with trees growing up to the treeline at 1,800 meters (5,900 ft).  This area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, Huangshan pine trees, hot springs, winter snow and views of the clouds from above.  Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It was formed approximately 100 million years ago and gained its unique rock formations in the Quaternary Glaciation.  

The mountain range has been the subject of many Chinese arts and literatures.  More than 20,000 poems were written about Huangshan, and a school of painting is named after it. The mountains also have appeared in modern works.  James Cameron, director of the 2009 film Avatar, cited Huangshan as one of his influences in designing the fictional world of that film.

This series is my take on the mountain.  It contains moments of scenery that I find mysterious and beautiful. 

BONBON WANG

© 2017 by BonBon (Bonnie) Wang.