The Tibetan Lama Temple in Beijing, easily reached by a 10 minute walk from the subway. From Wikipedia:
"Building work on the Yonghegong Temple started in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty. It originally served as an official residence for court eunuchs. It was then converted into the court of the Prince Yong (Yin Zhen), a son of the Kangxi Emperor and himself the future Yongzheng Emperor. After Yongzheng's ascension to the throne in 1722, half of the building was converted into a lamasery, a monastery for monks of Tibetan Buddhism. The other half remained an imperial palace.
After Yongzheng's death in 1735, his coffin was placed in the temple. The Qianlong Emperor, Yongzheng's successor, gave the temple imperial status signified by having its turquoise tiles replaced with yellow tiles which were reserved for the emperor. Subsequently, the monastery became a residence for large numbers of Tibetan Buddhist monks from Mongolia and Tibet, and so the Yonghe Lamasery became the national centre of Lama administration."
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Paolo (41222) 2008-04-24 1:56
Beautiful view Chris, colorful, good composition and good quality too.
snunney (96721) 2008-04-24 2:50
Good point of view on these temple buildings. Pleasing geometric lines with good colours and clarity.
feather (51130) 2008-04-24 2:59
The detail of the temple architecture is exquisite and you have captured it so well. The position of the three people echos the corner perspective of the temple. Interesting.
oochappan (16355) 2008-04-24 3:02
A typical nice looking architecture this Lama Temple, very fine detailled Chris, the people in front scaling but not really fitting :).
Gustaw (21670) 2008-04-24 3:23
Hi, my friend!
I see very interesting and oryginal architecture. Good composition. I like your idea. Nice colours and light. Well done.
danos (96059) 2008-04-24 3:38
nice shot of this Tibetan Lama Temple that i visited when i was there last year.We were lucky because of one of the more important ceremonies took place the day of our visiting in the temple.I like this snapshot with the tourist and in the background pagodas.The sky as usual in China with clouds.Informative your note.
japiey (10163) 2008-04-24 4:09
Fine details, and well presented.
All the best.
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-04-24 8:40
You beautifully shew this architecture in nice warm colors. Very good quality and strong contrasts. Excellent composition,
toto (0) 2008-04-24 9:19
belle photo de ce temple Tibétain aux toit si particulier et si jolis.
Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté qui nous laisse apparaître beaucoup de détails de cette architecture particulière a ces pays asiatiques.
capthaddock (28790) 2008-04-24 18:18
Fantastic architecture, and by Beijing standards, the sky could have been worse (at least the sun can still make shadows through the smog),the tourists, well..., they'r unavoidable I guess.
keribar (43841) 2008-04-24 21:41
Indeed it is a fine place which I visited in 2006, and I was complaining because thge visit was too short.
You show well the pretty colorful roofs of the structure and the tourists, give some depth. but I feel a bit disturbed by the great deal of light that is reflected by the court, and start thinking was there a way to crop hişgher and take less ?
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-04-24 23:36
Wonderful architecture in this nice daily life picture. Great colours and details
TFS and have a nice day
danyy (0) 2008-04-24 23:41
un ciel bien pâle, mais de belles couleurs au niveau des constructions.
Une photo qui manque un rien de contrastes.
Un beau clin d'oeil à l'architecture traditionnelle.
UnTrained (0) 2008-04-25 0:28
good capture of the architecture and some people for scale. It looks very bright must have been strong sunlight. The details of the temples are good presented in that view, a pity that the sky gave less additional contrast.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Gerrit (51935) 2008-04-25 13:23
Fine templeshot and a well chosen one. Curious, too see a tibetan temple in Beijing.
ndb1958 (9289) 2008-04-27 7:36
Hi Chris, How beautiful this architecture. Would love to see the old parts of Beijing. Very nice capture showing the rich details of these buildings. Have a nice sunday evening, Nino.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (111572)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2008-04-24 1:51