Another example of an irregular Grid used in architecture.
The external face of this stadium for water sports, known as the Water Cube, is illuminated in blue.
It is so fascinating that such irregular grid is used in architecture.
Screen doors or windows are quite common in China.
We were up in the mountains of Zhangzhejia, China.
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.
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.
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 fifth picture was taken in Luoping.
The last one was taken within a temple which we stopped by in the Three Gorges cruise trip.
From these pictures, it could be seen that the Oriental type of grid can be quite different from the Western ones.
This week’s DP photo challenge is Grid.
Whenever we talk of Grid, there is a preconception of it being straight lines and intersecting at right angles etc.
The photo taken at the “Bird’s Nest” Stadium in Beijing illustrates a grid which is not regular and with members intersecting at acute angles.
The structure is being hold up by inclined members weaving together at various angles which make it looks like a bird’s nest.
It is especially interesting at night as the colorful interior lights get changing with time and intensity!
I like bridges as it connects places which otherwise are separated or inaccessible.
The photo may be a bit hard to visualize; therefore, I have included a second photo in portrait format which shows the outline of the caverns.
It is hard to imagine how to connect both sides before the bridge was built.
Chinese likes putting nine dragons together in a picture.
There are also many places named after Nine Dragons.
On our way to Datong, China we stopped by a place where there is a big exhibit of nine flying dragons.
The sun was in the wrong direction too and the dragons were in the shadow.
So, I only focused on one dragon which has a flying posture. It is a wild thing, it got its claws out like trying to snatch on something. It has a wriggling body too.
The dragon which was assembled from glazed tiles, was very much alive.
It was just amazing!
We don’t have many days like this, wandering among endless fields of canola or rapeseed flowers.
This place at Luoping, Yunnan is a paradise for photographers.
No matter which way you do it, it was a good day spending there, wandering around and having close encounters with nature.
This week’ DP photo challenge is Creepy.
Here is a picture taken inside a limestone cavern with stalactites and stalagmites.
The reflection created is equally interesting.
Given that the picture was taken some years ago, I can only remember it was a cave we passed by on our way to Zhangjiajie in China.