The is a scene on the Grand Canal in Suzhou, China, over a 1,000 miles east of Dunhuang. While these are probably 19th century residences, the banks of this canal were populated with grand residences in the 14th century when Suzhou (and Hangzhou, then known as Quinsai) were described in Marco Polo's Travels. It is possible that Marco Polo boated along this very canal. In any case, I am struck by the textures in the stucco walls, especially of the building on the right.
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