Evolution Photos on Townhall

  •  - Woman does her washing in traditional alleyway in Beijing

    Woman does her washing in traditional alleyway in Beijing

    Posted: 12/8/2006 4:35:44 AM EST
    A woman does her washing in a traditional alleyway, or hutong, in central Beijing December 8, 2006. Courtyard houses, known as siheyuan in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called hutongs, that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs disappear, local media reported. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
  •  - Worker carries bricks at ruins of courtyard houses in Beijing

    Worker carries bricks at ruins of courtyard houses in Beijing

    Posted: 12/8/2006 4:29:23 AM EST
    A worker carries bricks at the ruins of courtyard houses which are being demolished, in central Beijing December 8, 2006. Courtyard houses, known as siheyuan in Chinese, used to be one of Beijing's most distinctive features, with families living in rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Their elaborate entrances lined alleyways, called hutongs, that criss-crossed the city. With Beijing's fast evolution into a modern metropolis, more and more hutongs disappear, local media reported. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
  •  - Couple walk next to Science Museum in Valencia

    Couple walk next to Science Museum in Valencia

    Posted: 6/29/2006 2:58:02 PM EST
    A couple walk next to the Principe Felipe Science Museum at Valencia's cultural area the "Arts and Science City" June 29, 2006. The museum, designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, offers all kinds of activities and initiatives related with the evolution of life and communicating scientific and technological knowledge. REUTERS/Victor Fraile (SPAIN)