Which half do you belong?
The white half which represents light and happiness?
This is my only departure from my usual landscape / seascape photos.
A picture I have taken of the sculpture by Ju Ming.
No photography was allowed inside the mausoleum of Genghis Khan in Inner Mongolia.
One of the pictures taken was a close up of the dragon head.
As someone who knows not much at all of the Mongolian culture and history, I was at a loss as to what many of the things I saw represent.
I hope when I have the time, I will research into their meaning and significance.
Among all the significant rulers in Chinese history, Genghis Khan was one of the greatest. He was the founder of Mongol Empire and the sequential Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and by the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.
Most people believe that this mausoleum is not where he was actually buried but is rather a gathering place for Mongolian people to worship the spirit of the mighty Genghis Khan. The great ruler’s real burial place still remains a mystery. The mausoleum consists of three grand halls, which are shaped like Mongolian yurts.
These pictures were taken at the mausoleum, as part of my trip to Inner Mongolia.
One of the most memorable things in Croatia must be the sea at Croatia.
The deep blue Adriatic sea captured my heart when we were there.
There was good sunshine in the coastal areas of Croatia and the sea was just a reflection of the clear and blue sky.
We spent a few days on the island of Hvar ( on the second picture) where I felt completely relaxed.
The sea was just everywhere and I like watching yachts and sea gulls flying past.
I think I could stay on the island forever!
This picture was taken just minutes before I got wet from the rain!
Depending on how you look at it, there could be many Halves.
It is a picture of half sky + hills against half water and reservoir dam.
It is a picture of contrasting halves, on the right you have the fresh calm water in a reservoir reclaimed from the sea, the armour protection on the right by the side of the road access is still bright and clear. On the left, the sea was already dark and somewhat choppy.
So, this photo taken at Plover Cove Reservoir, Hong Kong contains many contrasting halves!
This week’s photo challenge theme is Close Up photography.
The picture was taken at Angkor Wat.
Perhaps, this is so well known and wouldn’t need any introduction.