All this week, Radii is posting a photo essay by Edward Evenson of snaps from outside the buzz and noise of the Chinese megacity. Rural landscapes for a quick daily moment of serenity…

The historic town of Linhai, only a short bullet train ride away from Shanghai, is home to a lesser known “Great Wall” of China. The wall’s construction began in the Jin Dynasty (265 – 420) and remains one of Taizhou’s most historic and beautiful locations. Climbing the wall, one will see numerous panoramas of the Lin River and surrounding mountains, some of which are dotted with picturesque pagodas. When standing atop one of the sentry posts along the wall, I noticed a flag whipped into action by the wind against an overcast sky. I liked the eerie, almost ominous feel of the scenery and decided to make an exposure of it, waiting for the wind to come again for more dramatic effect.