On our way back from Inner Mongolia, we passed through Datong and visited the Hanging Temple ( see my previous post).
This is a door I captured at the Hanging Temple.
I was a bit puzzled as many old doors in China were of timber construction.
This door is in metal and has a very peculiar design.
Something I still don’t understand even now!
Your eyes haven’t been deceived.
The door is not vertical, it is slanted from right to left.
While we strolled the medieval city of Annecy in France, we noticed this unusual door.
I must admit I could have taken a more interesting picture which shows the door to be more slanted, but I didn’t.
I haven’t seen the door in an open position, I suppose such doors are more difficult to open / close!
It wasn’t the season for flowers when we were up on the mountains.
But still there were some white flowers on the mountain.
Luckily, we also saw a beautiful golden butterfly with spots resting on the flowers.
On either side, were bamboo leaves.
The hike in Shanqing Shan has brought us views of some of the strangely shaped rocks.
They are a result of weathering in the nature.
According to the locals, this one looks like a snake coming out from its habitation
The hike in Shanqing Shan has brought us views of some of the strangely shaped rocks. They are a result of weathering in the nature. These ones resemble a couple of penguins.
While the main building was architecturally pleasing and interesting, the buildings and gardens on the side also appealed a lot to me.
After visiting the main building, I had a good look around and captured this photo.
I like the series of pavilions cascading down, the corridors, the pond and footbridges.
Even the plants on the sides look beautiful.
I can appreciate how it was like to live as a Prince in medieval China!
The mountain seems to open up in layers.
On the left, there are clear escarpments overgrown with green plants.
Similarly, opening up in a Vee- shape on the right side are further hill slopes rising up steeply.