Hue, the imperial capital of the Vietnamese Empire of the Nguyen Dynasty, harbors many majestic emperor tombs. Khai Dinh's is one of them, distingushing itself with its concrete structure dating to the French colonial period of the 1920s, combining the eastern and western styles.
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Crispilandia (842) 2011-06-27 4:23
A great perspective of this place is a place even more impressive with the stairs by which you access. A nice contrast with the sky and lovely colors and nice detail shown on the railing of the stairs. A great shot!
batalay (38773) 2011-06-27 23:35
Merhaba Sevgili Erdem Bey,
With the perfectly symmetric vantage point you've chosen to shoot the temple, you are celebrating its basic symmetry. But the design itself, these heads and the serpent-like bodies are highly evocative of the Maya God Cuculcan, the 'Feathered Serpent,' winding its way down from the top of the pyramid called the castiglio in Chichen Itza, Mexico. Of course, this is only 90 years old, and I imagine that is the reason for those long spans of horizontal beams to have survived.
Selam ve sevgiler,
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3913)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Scenes of Vietnam [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-27 0:57