Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Double Happiness


You'd never guess, but I actually took this photo in Chongqing, Sichuan province in May 2008 - the day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked China, killing an estimated 68,000 people. The epicentre of the earthquake was just 215 miles away to the west. Miraculously, most of Chongqing escaped the devastation and this young Chinese couple had double reasons to celebrate - they had just got married and were posing for their wedding photographs in the old Huguang Assembly Hall. The name Chongqing means double happiness...

39 comments

  1. Wow what an amazing story.
    I love her dress.It is beautiful

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  2. Wow. Thats a great story! And what a beautiful dress! Thanks for sharing =)

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  3. Wow! That's a great picture. I love her gown!

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  4. What a story behind your Beautiful Pic!

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  5. What a great story behind a beautiful photo.

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  6. What an amazing story & beautiful photo! 

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  7. Fantastic photo and story!

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  8. I hope they continues to have such good luck! Fun photo!

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  9. GORGEOUS gown and photo -  and an amazing story to boot!

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  10. I would call them doubly blessed as well! pretty local for photos.

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  11. What an awesome picture!!

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  12. What a lovely wedding dress!   Great story too.

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  13. Such a beautiful dress, thankfully their area was ok!

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  14. Such a pretty colour and thanks for the story too.

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  15. What a stunning dress and amazing story! WOW! 

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  16. Beautiful dress.  I have had several exchange students from Chongqing.  They are always fun to spend time with.  

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  17. I love the colors on her dress.  Beautiful!

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  18. This is beautiful.. the picture and the story.  Bitter sweet.

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  19. Wow, that is beautiful! How did you like China?
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for adding a nice comment!
    Happy WW!
    Verena

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  20. A great story, a beautiful picture, and an amazing dress! Sounds like more than double happiness. :)

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  21. Great shot. They look so relaxed and content in each other's arms

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  22. Beautiful :-)

    Have a great WW!, thanks for stopping by and linking up ;-)

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  23. Great photo and story!  Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Great photo!!

    Char~
    http://charlotteavenue.blogspot.com

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  25. Lovely photo!  Well named province!

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  26. Wow, that is a great story, and a beautiful photo!! 

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  27. lovely photo
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  28. Magnificent dress! I'm glad they got to enjoy their special day, even with the news of such devastation close by.

    -:¦:- WW: Yellow Maple Leaf -:¦:-

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  29. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments, and I'm so happy you all understood the significance! China is a fascinating place and I have visited a few times, but this particular trip was very difficult because of all the devastation caused by the earthquake, and I couldn't help but be struck by the poignancy of the happy couple (as well as her gorgeous gown!)

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