Two years ago, I have a series known as The Impressions of Autumn.
I don’t think I have showcased all the photos.
This is a continuation of the series.
The picture was taken in South Korea during Autumn.
I have never uploaded this photo as I think the pavilion in the lake is too colorful and artificial.
Nevertheless, the blue color of the roof of the pavilion is a good contrast to the colors of the foliage.
Autumn was everywhere.
I have always enjoyed my morning walks in the woods.
The air was fresh and the sun has just come up.
We walked by the edge of the Liu Shui Heung reservoir in the New Territories of Hong Kong until we reached this pavilion.
The light momentously shone through the clouds and the trees.
What was revealed before us was glorious!
This week’s photo challenge is Nostalgia.
I have always associated pavilion with nostalgia.
In the modern built areas, we are building less and less pavilion.
This pavilion in the middle of West Lake, Hangzhou China is a classic example of the Chinese style pavilion.
The silhouette in the B&W picture reminds me of days long gone.
The colour picture is a picture I feel there is a big scope for improvement.
I like being able to access the pavilion through the stone bridge on water.
It was a cold morning at West Lake, China.
The lotus have all weathered, leaving their stalks.
What attracted me most was the pavilion which seemed to have sprung over the tranquil lake water.
I like the silhouette of the whole thing which appeared before my weary eyes.
Is this from an Oriental fairy tale?
While the main building was architecturally pleasing and interesting, the buildings and gardens on the side also appealed a lot to me.
After visiting the main building, I had a good look around and captured this photo.
I like the series of pavilions cascading down, the corridors, the pond and footbridges.
Even the plants on the sides look beautiful.
I can appreciate how it was like to live as a Prince in medieval China!
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While in Nanchang, we have the chance of visiting the Pavilion of Prince Teng.
We were fascinated by the architecture, the art and the calligraphy writings for the pavilion.
What I found most interesting was the roof.
It was multi-colored, circular and adorned by lanterns.
Here are a few pictures showing the pavilion itself and the roof at different angles.
While the original building was not the original one, I was pleased thast in fact it reflects the architecture of the time.
According to Wikipedia:
The Pavilion of Prince Teng (滕王閣) or Tengwang Pavilion is a building in the north west of the city of Nanchang, in JiangXi province, China, on the east bank of the Gan River and is one of the Three Great Towers of southern China.
The other two are the Yueyang Tower and the Yellow Crane Pavilion. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over its history. The present building was rebuilt in 1989 on the original site. The rebuilding plan was devised by the famous architect Liang Sicheng，and now the Pavilion of Prince Teng is the landmark of Nanchang. There are nine floors in total. The main architectural structure is in Song dynasty wooden style, showing the magnificence of the Pavilion.
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The recent and current themes of the Daily Press Weekly Photo Challenges are:
Motion, Blur and Afloat – I am trying to combine these into just one series of pictures.
These pictures were all taken a fortnight ago in the show The House of the Dancing Water in Macau.
Some of you may have seen my past posts showing water jets coming up, a pavilion coming up from the water and dancers dancing around the pavilion, all in splendid colors.
This series of photos are less colorful; the main color theme is blue.
They all show the pavilion gradually lowered into the water and finally disappear from the surface.
Water come gushing up, acrobats diving down into the water.
The blur in the images suggests motion.
The acrobats/ dancers are afloat either in the air, dancing up and down or finally plunge into water.
What a sight!