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.
Here is another photo taken in Egypt in Year 2000.
As someone who likes architecture and spatial distribution, I think this pictures illustrates very well the perspective of a series of columns and lintels in the ancient city of Luxor.
I also like the blend in the family of colors.
This week’s photo challenge is Grid.
Many of my photos taken in Egypt are lost.
Some of them remain but have only been scanned to a low resolution.
Here is a photo of the Trajan’s Kiosk on Philae Island on the Nile.
To me, it is like a three dimensional grid.
Hope one day, I will revisit this place again.
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My mind was filled with images of giant ancient columns, ancient Egyptian inscriptions, colossal statutes and mummies during my travels in Egypt over 13 years ago.
The night views at Luxor were fantastical too.
Night has just set in and the lights for illuminating the columns were just switched on.
Nobody in the square seem like leaving, they were all taken in awe with the sight of columns in front.
I thought it was a good moment to take this photo.
Giant columns have always interested me, here is another image showing light illuminated columns which have dwarfed those passing by.
These images were taken hand held with film cameras and were scanned a year ago.
Please enjoy 🙂
There are many cisterns in Istanbul but this is the biggest ever found. Yerebatan Sarayi, or Sunken Palace, the cathedral-sized Cistern runs beneath the entire street and some buildings. This is an underground chamber of 138 x 64.6 metres. The large space is formed by supporting a ceiling vault and arch system by a forest of 336 marble columns. The ceiling vaults, known as Manastır Tonozu (cloister vault), are built without using a mould. From whatever angle you view, the perspective view of the columns and ceiling arches give you a very strong geometrical feel . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .