The entrance to the Confucian Temple in Nanjing, which stretches back about 3 courtyards behind the facade seen here. A rare blue sky too to contrast against the red lanterns. Usually the skies in China are white and hazy from air pollution. It was totally destroyed by the Japanese Imperial Army in 1937 but rebuilt.
From Wikipedia: "Nanjing Fuzimiao (南京夫子廟) or directly called Fuzimiao (夫子廟, literally Confucian Temple), is located in the south of Nanjing City, situated on banks of Qinhuai River. For many years it's a place reputed as a center of culture, arts, shopping, entertainment and grand fairs.
In 317 in Jin Dynasty, Nanking Imperial University was constructed in Fuzimiao area, and later in Southern Tang dynasty the imperial university was again located there. In southern dynasties, many esteemed families lived around the area. In 1034 in Song Dynasty, the famous Confucian Temple was expandingly constructed. The area was very prosperous in Ming and Qing dynasties, well known as Shi Li Qinhuai (十里秦淮), which means that the streets in the Fuzimiao area had a total length of 10 Li (5 km), and the place was described as with countless shops, restaurants, bars and hotels, lining up two sides of these streets with colorful signs and lights. Today Fuzimiao area is still one of the most famous attractions for tourists."
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mesutilgim (76704) 2013-05-05 12:40
Nice capture of this beautiful temple in Nanjing.
Good pov and layout. The orange lampions adds a perfect taste to the scenery.
TFS and best regards
Ecureuil (352) 2013-05-05 12:48
Bonjour mon cher ami Chris,
je vois que tu apprécies toujours les plant traditionnels de cette Asie, de cette Chine tellement contrastée.
Très jolies couleurs avec des rouges qui sortent bien. Dommage de la présence de ces personnages un peu trop modernes.
My best regards.
pierrefonds (53284) 2013-05-05 15:25
The statue is helping to frame the entrance. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the entrance. The presence of the people is giving life to the scene. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
leonorkuhn (16233) 2013-05-05 18:20
This site must emanate good vibes. Excellent POV, highlighting the architecture of the temple. Vibrant colors and good sharpness. The statue is a focus of interest in the photo. Great job.
Nicou (111254) 2013-05-05 21:46
quelle vue de ce temple sueprbe le cadrage en latéral merveilleuse vue avec cet belle entrée le lion et tout ce rouge sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (96919) 2013-05-05 22:27
Un choix du POV un peu en diagonale, belle lumière sur le temple, beaucoup de détails , une couleur rouge attirante, contrasté avec le bleu du ciel, très belle présentation
jjcordier (70505) 2013-05-05 22:51
Tu as encore de nombreuses photos de ton séjour chinois en réserve. C'est toujours un plaisir de les découvrir et d'admirer ces belles lanternes rouges bien éclairées.
ifege (9961) 2013-05-06 0:43
Buidling like this are always tricky with the dark shadows but you done well. Very attractive and interesting photo.
snunney (76358) 2013-05-06 3:01
A good point of view on this majestic entrance. The red lanterns and paint work contrast well with the polarised blue sky as do the hi-vis jackets of the security guards. I like the play of light across the entrance on the left and the lion like sculpture. Have you thought about making a squarer crop and concentrating on that left hand entrance?
jhm (131794) 2013-05-06 3:58
Indeed the Japanese armies have a lot nice temple destroyed.
But we see again a wonderful image of China with these rebuilt temple.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Wonderful composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Miguel82 (17305) 2013-05-06 5:43
A very well taken photo of that temple entrance Chris,
Great colors, contrast and sharpness
rychem (16404) 2013-05-06 11:48
Nice photo of this temple, beautiful Chinese architecture, good light and sharpness
Waylim (24482) 2013-05-07 16:23
I was in Nanking many years ago, don't remember any more if I have seen this temple. I will have to look up in my photo albums :) There was no digital at the time yet.
This is a nice shot with nice low but warm light.
fabbs99 (14403) 2013-05-08 9:26
Beautiful Chinese architecture from Nanjing.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
Silvio1953 (111016) 2013-05-09 11:18
Ciao Chris, great view of fantastic temple, wonderful bright colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (53976) 2013-05-13 1:58
You are currently oscillating between three countries and continents with your posts!
This is a fine one with the red lanterns prominent. The contrast between blue and red is remarkable. I also like the typical Chinese roof of the temple
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (93406)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-05 12:36