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The Da Ming Buddhist Pagoda in Yangzhou, at the northern end of Slender West Lake Park. I liked the perspective here. From Wikipedia:

"Located on Shugang Hill, in the city's northwest, is Fajing Temple, formerly known as Daming Temple. The original temple was built in Liu Song Dynasty (420-479 CE). A nine-story pagoda, the Qilingta, was built on the temple grounds in the year of Sui Dynasty (589-618 CE ) . A recent addition to the temple complex is the jian Zhen Memorial Hall, built according to Tang Dynasty methods and financed with contributions raised by Buddhist groups in Japan. When Qing Emperor Qian Long visited Yangzhou in 1765, he was troubled by The temple's name Daming (which literally means "Great Ming') fearing that it might revive nostalgia for the Ming Dynasty, which was overthrown by his Manchu predecessors. He had it renamed Fajing Temple. The temple was seriously damaged during the Taiping Rebellion at the beginning of the 20th century. The present structure is a reconstruction dating from the 1930s."

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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12763 W: 1019 N: 24717] (121103)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2012-06-26
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Camera: Nikon D 90
  • Exposição: f/6.3, 1/40 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-07-04 0:41
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