Isn’t this ornate?
The picture was taken three years ago when we re-visited Beijing.
As different from our past visits to Beijing, the trip focused on natural rather then historical aspects of Beijing and its suburbs.
These leaves taken against a red wall in HongLuo Temple is one of my favorite photo in that trip.
Few people do not know that the Great Wall has been a boundary that kept the “barbarians” out of medieval China.
This wall, which runs for thousand of miles, protects the Han people from the attacks of the outsiders.
The wall now attracts visitors from all over the world.
The boundary, which gallops through hilly terrain, is an ideal place to view colored foliage during Autumn.
Another example of an irregular Grid used in architecture.
The picture was also taken in Beijing.
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.
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.
I do think Grid has a broader meaning.
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!
Here is another entry for this week’s Daily Press Photo Challenge.
The picture was taken in a park in Beijing.
Autumn was in the air and the light shone through the leaves.
The leaves looked colorful to me, in fact, I could visualize some looking like butterflies dancing the sky.
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Yellow is my favorite color.
These photos were taken some 2 years ago in Beijing.
Autumn foliage was everywhere in the rural districts of Beijing.
This was the first time we visited the Hongluo temple – we were immediately captured by what we have seen.
Yellow foliage with the temple in the background.
We are already missing it. If opportunities arise, we would like to visit it again in Autumn!
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Nighttime.
Here are 2 photos taken some two years ago in Bejing – the National Stadium also more widely known as the Bird’s Nest stadium on account of its look.
The stadium was illuminated with lights the colors of which changes with time.
Below is an introduction of the stadium from Wikipedia:
Located at the Olympic Green, the stadium cost US428 million. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese Ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird’s nest. Leading Chinese artist Ai WeiWei was the artistic consultant on the project