We didn’t see much in our trip to Longhu Shan because of the rain and the flood in the river.
We came across the Temple of the Celestial Masters, with some impressive architecture.
Near the main gate, we saw a pair of Lions.
Never know whether medieval China has any lions as today this animal does not exist in the country.
Here is a close up view of the face of the lion near the main gate of the temple.
Also near the temple is this drum tower.
Inside the temple we also saw this symbol of Ying Yang- I have never seen one in these colors.
The trip was a bit of a disappointment!
This week’s WPC photo challenge is Walls.
Here are 3 photos which I have never posted on this blog or shown to friends.
The reason for taking these photos was that I like the various colors of the walls which blended in very well with this temple at Yunnan, China.
Apart from the hand placed stone walls, the walls are in different colors ranging from red, orange to purple.
Although I have traveled extensively in China, I have never seen walls which are painted in purple.
Of course, I like the roofs and the masonry walls to the temple too!
The burning incense is on the left third of the picture.
I have taken this picture at Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong adopting a slow speed.
The smoke just floated from the left to the right side of the picture, blurring the background and giving it a sense of motion.
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I am running out of words to describe the temple ruins in Angkor Wat!
There are ruins everywhere, but depending on the perspective, the angle, the lighting in taking the photos, they invoke different moods and thoughts.
Here is another view that I find awesome!
Here the temple is more intact and preserved.
This is definitely a place of ruins and . . . . . more ruins.
A place where plant and man made stone structures coexist and struggle to take over one and another.
A place once abandoned and rediscovered.
A place that caught people spell bounded!
From perusal of a recent picture of this part of the temple of Angkor Wat, it appears that the area is now cordoned off.
Not sure whether this is a temporary measure or a permanent one – to keep tourists from having a close look at the more popular area so as to avoid it being mistreated or damaged.
I will be disappointed if the area is permanently cordoned off and made it accessible.
Luckily, I have taken quite a number of photos which I am happy to share here!
The visibility was very low while we were up on top of Erhmei Mountain in China.
The golden temple on the mountain top could just barely be seen.
It was disappearing into the thick mist!