Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid ( China)

Screen doors or windows are quite common in China.

We were up in the mountains of Zhangzhejia, China.

In fact, we got into a  restaurant and trying to stay there as long as possible as a heavy fog has set in.007

I have nothing to do and naturally grapped my camera and took a shot out of the screen window.

My visibility was only a few feet; all I could see was some trees just outside the window.

The second picture was a casual shot outside a temple in Yunnan.DSCF2873

There was a long grid of red columns outside the temple.

Also, there was a grid of squares up on the roof, all artistically painted.

The third picture shows a grid of screen doors in the Hanging Temple in Datong.DSCF2448

These doors are very old but not adequately maintained.

The fourth picture was again taken in Yunnan.

We were having tea in a tea house overviewing Lijiang.

The view outside the screen windows was just beautiful.DSC_0179

The fifth picture was taken in Luoping.

This shows a display of various types of screens in a typical Chinese room commonly found at the time.DSCF3025

The last one was taken within a temple which we stopped by in the Three Gorges cruise trip.

The picture shows the grid of columns supporting the temple roof, as well as the grid of patterns on the colorful roof.DSCF6255

 

From these pictures, it could be seen that the Oriental type of grid can be quite different from the Western ones.

13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid ( China)

  1. Hi Miachael,
    We have rice paper screens on some of our windows. I love them because they provide privacy yet let the light in. They are lovely to look at too.
    Leslie

  2. I get the sense from your photos that there is such a wealth of beauty still to see in China.
    I mean China is the oldest established state in human history, but I assumed a lot had been lost.
    So many things to see, so little time…

    • Some of them disappeared, due to lack of maintenance, even part of the Great Wall is disappearing as people steal the stones. Some of them were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution. As China is vast, there is still a lot to br seen!

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