This is a fence of the Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China.
Temple of Heaven, the first of the five sacrificial temples in Beijing, is situated south of Beijing city. It was first built in 1420, along with the construction of the Forbidden City. The Temple of Heaven covers an area of 273 hectares. It is the best preserved and largest sacrificial building complex in the world. Laid out precisely according to pattern the building structures of the Temple of Heaven are unique iin the art of architecture. The whole complesx, gorgeously painted and set off by thousands of pine and cypress trees, provides a harmonious atmosphere for sacrificial ceremony as if heaven and earth are integrated into one.
Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (about seven hundreds years ago) came to perform worship to the God of Heaven and pray for good harvests.
The World Heritage Committee inscribed the Temple of Heaven on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterial:
• The temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world's great civilizations.
• The symbolic layout and design of the Temple of Heaven had a profound influence on architecture and planning in the Far East over many centuries.
As famous as the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, it is a "must" for every visitor.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-10-24 0:47
Hello Serghei! Amazing colours. Good POV and capture. Original light and shadow. Good picture. Well done!
Budapestman (82620) 2008-10-24 1:04
Spectacular photo from this beautiful temple with a superb composition. The colours and the lights are splendid, the worn wall heightens the old mood of the picture. An excellent shot. Have a nice day
fanni (13944) 2008-10-24 1:41
interesting POV and very lovely colours. I like the shadows on the wall. That folded big blue umbrella looks funny :)
jlynx (12643) 2008-10-24 4:27
Very nice, diagonal picture, splendidly saturate colours and very good sharpness.
Best regards from Poznan,
tedesse (24006) 2008-10-24 6:33
Ciekawy POV,ladne kolory i dobra ostrosc.
siamesa (27461) 2008-10-25 14:36
Amazing temple. Very nice these shadows in the wall like a painting. I like this strong colour, it is full of life.
trekks (14348) 2008-10-26 21:25
Shooting the popular temple is always most challenging because many have already done so and I can see you found a new POV to tackle the problem by avoiding front view.
I like the shadow cast on the red wall, and the angle of this view showing the green roof and the decorative feature.
yeln (11502) 2010-06-20 23:24
excellent composition with beautiful red colors.
good sharpnes and light menagement !