It's been quite a long time since I last posted a photo on TE - I've been on a long trip to India. This is a close-up of a door-painting on the Thian Hock Keng Temple in Singapore. I had a rather long stop-over in the city, so we walked around the city a bit.
The temple was built in 1842 for Chinese traders in Singapore. It's notable for its architecture as well as these paintings which are, according to Wikipedia, in the standard Taoist tradition of Southern China. The temple is thus a perfect example of the confluence of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism in East Asia.
Here's a photo from Wikicommons to show you the general scene.
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- Copyright: Biswaroop Mukherjee (bmukherjee) (1512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-26
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon 18-135mm 1:3.5 - 5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-24 18:48