福德祠 Fu De Ci Temple at Pulau Pinang.
Some of the Chinese Temples are completed with restaurant or canteen, after worship in the temple, or even not a believer, residents welcome to meet their friends here, it is an idea place for keeping the good friendship among the residents staying at nearby districts.
Fu De Ci is a type of Chinese Temple that worshipping Gods of property, Gods of Land, Tua Pek Kong to protect our mother land, with worshipping the above Chinese Gods, residents believe that they are always able to live harmonious, happy and peaceful without any disaster and war on the mother land.
The Fu De Zheng Shen (The Fu De God)
Tu Di Gong (Chinese: 土地公; pinyin: tǔ dì gōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Thó-tī-kong/Thó͘-tī-kong), also known as Tu Di (土地), Tu Gong (土公), and Dabo Gong (大伯公), is a Chinese earth god worshipped by Chinese folk religion worshippers and Taoists. A formal name for Tu Di Gong is simplified Chinese: 福德正神; pinyin: Fúdé zhèngshén, meaning the earth god of wealth and merit.
In China, every village had a shrine to Tu Di Gong. It was this deity who was in charge of administering the affairs of a particular village. In traditional times, village concerns were primarily agricultural or weather-related. This god was not all-powerful, but was a modest heavenly bureaucrat to whom individual villagers could turn in times of drought or famine.
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kiasari (62) 2011-03-06 19:52
I like your idea to do such a framing and light management. The warm tones of this shot make it so fantastic. Well done!
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2011-03-06 20:15
Wonderful light and color here with this image. the composition is flawless...
pajaran (52972) 2011-03-06 22:18
Lepo mesto i interesantan kontrast, hram i restoran ...
Dobar nocni snimak, lepo mesto sa hramom ciju je lepotu naglasilo svetlo lampi, lepa fotografija.
Dobar trenutak snimka i tekst, dobar rad, svidja mi se.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja pocinje.
Nice place and interesting contrast, the temple and the restaurant ...
Good night shot, nice place with a temple whose beauty is highlighted light lamps, beautiful photos.
A good time recording and text, good work, I like it.
All the best in the new week that starts.
samrat_roy1 (697) 2011-03-06 23:08
The way the light is captured by you, is pristine. It looks very Delicious! The restaurent reminds me of my good old family kitchen, where we used to sit and eat together. TFS...
Graal (98293) 2011-03-06 23:29
nice view of pink facade of temple and entrance by night. Good shot, an interesting informations. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
danyy (0) 2011-03-06 23:45
on connait ces pays d'extrème orient, pour leurt mélange en une mêm place, d'architectures traditionnelles et modernes, le bois cotoie le verre et le bêton.
Jolis jeux de lumières et de couleurs.
papagolf21 (86958) 2011-03-07 0:21
Bonjour, chère amie Ally,
Très belle présentation de ce Temple et de ce restaurant mêlant avec bonheur respect des traditions et du modernisme.
Une photo réalisée avec talent ! Les détails sont surprenants.
jmdias (56605) 2011-03-07 1:43
a curious idea mixing the temple with a restaurant at side. good shot , the contrast between the reds of the temple and the darker areas around is interesting, interesting photo, nice framing and sharpness. well done
daddo (24555) 2011-03-07 4:02
Hi Ally. Lovely light and colours and an interesting combination of the temple (with warm colours) and the canteen(cool colours.)Seems to be a boys night out. I think I can see just one woman. Regards. Klaudio.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-03-07 4:12
Ola Ally ,
Bonito este templo com este restaurante lateral , se destaca pela sua cor vermelha viva, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
pierrefonds (57951) 2011-03-07 5:16
The point of view is showing the details and colors of the chinese temple and of the restaurant. It is well placed in the frame. Using a shutter speed of 1/4 of a seconds and probably of a support are bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-03-07 8:16
time typical of Malaysia, beautiful colors and great light management, I have lived these moments in China and Vietnam.
congratulations and good week
sacimar (25975) 2011-03-07 8:23
interesting idea of temple-restaurant, I think is a good combination, good light management and perspective,
subhendu_bagchi (25873) 2011-03-07 8:41
a nice night capture here. Like the colourful temple with a restaurant. Great presentation with the yard in front of it and the daily life of here. Excellent shot. Tfs.
ManuMay (35465) 2011-03-07 22:30
Very nice place, good composition using light and colours...Very good definition and detaisland a great light management here...Interesting note indeed!!
Have a nice day...
abmdsudi (44262) 2011-03-08 2:28
Lovely image and wide coverage of the scene, main focal is perfectly positioned with good verticals. Good color balance suitable for this ocassion and excellent clarity. Hand held under this low lighting condition but apparently your image is well exposed, good sharpness and superb contrast in particular the red against the dark night. Well done and great effort. Congrats.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-03-08 2:40
Hello Ally, interesting image & note, it would be fantastic if we could all live together peacefully regardless of our religious beliefs & race, something Worth praying for, I think. The red here is the real eye catcher, the light is splendid & colour beautiful & rich. Well done
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2011-03-08 3:30
Namaskar Ally Theanlyn,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
dip (23640) 2011-03-08 6:48
beautiful nocturnal shot with good clarity and light managment,the red lights are indeed an eye catcher in the picture,well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-03-08 10:36
Superb night's shot with the well coloured light of the temple which arise very well in the black of the night. Good balalnce in the composition with the temps well off-centred on the right. I like too the contrast between the elemnts of dalily life and the temple.
adramad (38854) 2011-03-08 15:16
A delightful night image, I'm surprised but I think a great idea that people in the neighborhood that goes to the temple, has a restaurant next door, I think is the best way to keep in touch with the people and enrich the communication between everyone.
Beautiful red image of the temple that stands on the black of night.
Good management of exposure and beautiful colors in an image with good sharpness.
All the best.
Waylim (25362) 2011-03-08 18:22
Good night photo and a very strong contrast between the light of the restaurant and the light at the temple. Must be good besiness to be next to a temple for a restaurant. Very beautiful and good quality shot. Thank you.
yeln (11504) 2011-03-08 22:00
malo sem zaspal pri pisanju. vedno odgovorim na kritiko in tako bo tudi v prihodnje,
tempel dobesedno ari v svojih lepih in močnih barvah. zelo mi je več!! lepo narejeno draga Ally!!!
lep dan, vojko
Charo (51210) 2011-03-09 12:59
A good combination of two public places ... if you do excesses with food, you can go to apologize to the temple ;))
Original image with good light and detail.
claudeD (33620) 2011-03-09 13:07
very fine night shot with a perfect light managment and excellent sharpness.I like the picture very muchTFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
pally3100 (3413) 2011-03-09 20:17
je regarde cette photo avec beaucoup d'intérêt ,c'est une très bonne composition ,elle donne l' envie d"aller de l"avant et de découvrir ce très bel endroit .amitié Henri
adores (38184) 2011-03-10 16:35
A very good scene! I like the colourful illuminated temple and the restaurant rigt next, with all the people siting outside, the motos. This is really Asia :)!
Atousa (7131) 2011-03-10 23:50
You managed the light very well here.. good framing n the inclusion of the people in the restaurant has made it lively.. nice work.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
danos (87891) 2011-03-12 21:30
the existence of a restaurant or a canteen near a church in Greece is very rare.But here as i see coexist perfect.Good the light and colour management as the clarity of the image.
paura (47166) 2011-03-14 10:08
Perfect lighting setting on this job. Fine and interesting architecture in this beautiful photography.
sacavem (18614) 2011-03-17 14:21
Like a lot of shooting at night. Architecture is always very different from Western buildings but I quite like. Perfect light and excellent sharpness managment.
tomi1 (2180) 2011-03-25 18:16
The temple light contours flames lightening all the space around. I wonder a little for the esplanade be aside. Any person who comes for praying wants to be concentrated without any noise disturbing. Motorbikes are vehicles whose drivers like to show off all the sound power.(I hope future change these machines into electric ones. Thanks for showing us whatever is rare to see. My warmest regards. Tomi
ruisc_pt (10890) 2011-05-11 14:51
wonderful night shot Ally
great exposure and composition
kato (11630) 2011-08-15 8:21
You're capturing well this interesting daily life shot by a good contrast and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see buddhist temple of striking colors and popular restuarant. It's impressive that there are a lot of motorcycles, too. I saw these type of temple in Melaka. It is interesting for me the coexistence of Malaysia of a lot of religions such as the church, Buddhist temples, and Hinduism buddhist temples besides Muslim mosque.
- Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) (19507)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/4 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Religious Architectures, Penang - UNESCO World Heritage [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-06 19:04