Rivers, Greenspaces, and Ancient Capital Composition
Urban water systems, as a development axis of the city, have a great impact on the urban composition, partition structure, and traffic routes. The three main river systems of Nanjing beside the coast of Yangtze River are the Qinhuai River, Jinchuan River, and the moat. Each park in Nanjing has a long history, rich culture, and a meaningful name. Historic sites, buildings, streets, and geographical landscapes constitute a continuous historical space. As extensions of time, traces of sites from every dynasty exist in a continuous context. The visual coherence and rhythm of images form an overall sense of the space–time continuum.
KeywordsQing Dynasty Heritage Site Song Dynasty Ming Dynasty Historical Site
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