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While in Nanchang, we have the chance of visiting the Pavilion of Prince Teng.
Here are a few pictures showing the pavilion itself and the roof at different angles.
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.
Still fascinated by what I saw on roof tops, be it in the West or in the East.
A ship juts out from the top of the building in Chong Qing, overlooking the Yangtze River, with a mix of old and new underneath – old houses with tiles, contemporary bridge across the river and further away, high rises.
Are they just fascinating?
The Word this week is Roof.
I like viewing large areas extensively covered by roofs of uniform color and style:
I also like looking at individual roofs with different styles and architecture:
Aren’t roofs fascinating ?
Thai’s Thursday is Orange.
If I have to assign the orange color to one of my more recent trips, it has to be Dubrovnik in Croatia.
While standing on top of the Dubrovnik wall and overlooking to the seaside, we found two seas. Near to us was a sea of bright orange-colored roofs, some of which were reconstructed after the war of 1991.
Beyond the sea of orange roofs, we have the blue Adriatic sea which never failed to entice us. The green island yonder was where Richard the Lion Heart landed and later took residence.
A trip to the mountain behind the city further confirms that the city is an orange city even from a high altitude!