This is the Temple of the Universal Peace. Together with the Chengde Mountain Resort and seven other temples, it's considered a World Heritage Site.
Chengde was one of the most incredible places I found in China. The temples give the city a really nice atmosphere. I particularly liked this one and the Little Potala, that I've shown before. This one dates from 1755 and it has been built by the Emperor Qianlong, according to the Chinese and Tibetan styles.It's also known as the Big Budha Temple because on the right side there's a huge statue of Budha (around 22 metres high).
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Waylim (25368) 2008-07-29 18:07
A very unique image of a Chinese Temple. Look very much in the style of the Tibetan type of temple. Beautifully captured. Teh texture and detail of the temple and the color very vivid. Composition is great with the little pagoda on the side some tree in the background again the perfectly blue sky. The woman add liveliness and scale to the serene and peaceful place. Well done, once again.
Thanks for sharing.
batalay (36133) 2008-07-29 18:32
You have been giving us a wonderful lesson on sites in China in this year of the Olympics being held there. The composition presents all the geometric shapes, colors and angles present in this wonderful scene. I am curious about the large cauldron the young woman is working with. Is she washing clothes. There appears to be steam emanating from the cauldron.
litiancai (1048) 2008-07-29 19:11
I had assumed this was a photo taken in Tibet until reading the notes, it certainly does look that style, and with the clear blue sky as well..... Nicely composed, good light, and nice to see the lady at work included! Thanks for showing, regards
Atousa (7131) 2008-07-29 21:00
The compo is really good and shows nice details ..I specially like the inclusion of the woman ..beautiful architecture n good colours..tfs
dareco (17134) 2008-07-29 21:08
This is such an interesting scene!!! Beautifully taken, nice pov and sharp colors. TFS and have a happy day!
shevchenko (18892) 2008-07-29 22:22
Good pov to show the unique local temple composed by many small buildings connected by corridors and staircase, the basin for incense is very big, interesting composition, good sharpness and nice color, thanks for sharing.
Charo (51210) 2008-07-30 16:24
Muito bonita composição deste belo templo arquitetura única. Magníficas cores e detalhes.
lucasgalodoido (21101) 2008-07-30 16:44
um local muito bonito esse, gosto da arquitetura chinesa, bem rica em detalhes. A fumaca ficou interessante na foto também.
Parabéns e Abraco
wgreis (8267) 2008-07-30 19:36
bonito POV com uma dia de Sol que deixou a foto mais bonita ainda.
A garota inserida no contexo adicionou dinâmica à foto.
mphotographies (1976) 2008-07-30 19:46
The place feels very spiritual, the atmosphere with all those smoke coming from the burning incense adds to the character of a place of worship. Good composition, the angle just perfect documenting what goes within the surrounding of the temple.
All the best!
John_F_Kennedy (43295) 2008-07-30 23:07
Excellent composition of this incredibly beautiful architecture. Like the smoke over parts of the picture. Superb shot. Well done.
kevinos (7403) 2008-07-30 23:19
Here, you are far from home, Ana. I am so please to learn about this wonderful site and to enjoy you wonderful presentation of it. This is a fine image , full of beauty and interest.I would love to know more about this site and it's location. regards kevin
riclopes (35577) 2008-07-31 0:30
Até me dói ver que tive aqui tão perto e não vi isto...A minha visita a esta cidade foi de fugida...Perspectiva fabulosa com muito boa colocação deste 1º plano no canto mais a senhora de rosa. A arquitectura lá atrás é fascinante e de uma enorme beleza. Gosto muito, Anabela.
TopGeo (38206) 2008-07-31 0:35
Hi Ana excellent captured!I observe afterwards big attention your picture. The parts which constitute temples in the region of China have a concrete architecture and structure. I observe here with big interest because it is unknowingly in me. Good and exceptional presentation achieved glance chromatic and point of imprinting
Thanks for sharing!
xuaxo (6846) 2008-07-31 10:28
Interessantes cores contrastantes, com esse fumo dando um toque especial.
paura (47166) 2008-07-31 12:27
Linda fotografia dessa cena que mostra arquitetura tão diferente das bandas de cá. O POV e a composição estão excelentes.
pankajbajpai (376) 2008-07-31 18:17
Temple of the Universal Peace looks beautiful with its unique architecture, very good colors and contrast, the blue sky and the red color of the building looks beautiful, the presence of the woman makes the picture full of life,
tfs & regards
Docarmo (9639) 2008-07-31 21:33
Interessante composição, incluindo a senhora que remexe no "caldeirão" de incenso (vi sua resposta ao Bulent).
Uma arquitetura que não estou acostumada a ver.
Obrigada por partilhar,
ifanik (21679) 2008-08-01 0:30
Wonderful photo my friend
Congratulations for this nice capture
The colours are great
pablominto (53744) 2008-08-01 1:25
The exotic architecture has been recorded nicely!
The view is well composed and has sharp fine details...
I'm not quite sure what the lady is up to but it looks like something including hot water, hehehe!
andre_luizs (599) 2008-08-01 20:55
Bela captura, Ana.
Uma arquitetura muito bonita a desses templos de Chengde, o vermelho e branco me lembram o palácio Potala do Tibet. A presença humana e a fumaça (de oferendas?) complemetam muito bem a composição.
siolaw (38292) 2008-08-01 22:08
Hi Ana, A nice bright light giving well saturated colors, and a very interesting and beautiful architecture. The smoke catches some light to give a great effect of depth. Good framing
Angshu (56406) 2008-08-04 1:22
Never seen a picture of this place before. The FG is interesting where the lady seems to by lighting an incense. Your POV is very good woth the structure in the FG in a diagonal providing a lead-in to the temple & the stupa. A well composed & presented shot Ana
jmdias (57537) 2008-08-04 17:10
lindas cores e luz. o pov é igualmente perfeito. as edificações são muito lindas e as obras de arte decorativa também. muito boa a ideia de incluir a devota na foto, dando mais vida ao ambiente. belíssimo trabalho, como sempre
asajernigan (21372) 2008-08-06 2:51
Excellent shot of this great temple. Your composition is fine using an angle that gives the shot nice depth and direction. The lighting and colors are fine with nice sharpness and detail. The great blue sky provides a nice backdrop for the shot.
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-08-06 4:34
I was about to write how cold this shot looked when I saw it was shot in February. Ana, this is beautiful, it has tons of detail that make it interesting and in addition the smoke from the fire in the fg makes it seem other worldly. Great capture.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2008-08-11 17:19
Excellent shot Ana, especially with the lone woman reaching into the bin for the incense. It does look like a beautiful place!
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-08-12 5:48
Oi Ana ,
Que lugar interessante para conhecer com estes templos longe das massas de turistas , tem uma arquitectura incrível estes templos , gostei muito do primeiro plano com estes caldeirão para queimar o incenso , gostei muito das cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
stego (24030) 2008-08-17 15:34
A perspectiva/enquadramento, a luminosidade e as cores estão fabulosas. É uma foto de encher a vista! O fumo e a presença da mulher dão um toque de vida e muito especial.
Apesar da nitidez ser excelente, notam-se uns artefactozitos junto aos telhados, que me levaram a ir ver qual o tamanho do ficheiro. Foi uma surpresa descobrir que tem apenas 111 Kb.
Um abraço, José.
Stepan (27210) 2008-08-27 23:26
I like this kind of place, peaceful, moody, impressive and inspiring... So typical from Buddhist moments... That's what I appreciate here.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (39209)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): China [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-29 17:50