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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macjake (73063) 2012-07-04 0:59
I feel as if i'm being dragged into the middle on this one!
the long perspectives on each side draw out attention to the middle to the 9 level Temple.
what a great addition ghe red made in the scene too, take them away, and alot of the visual interest is lost.
Vato_Law (12732) 2012-07-04 3:05
the pagoda is there and is dominating the view, but the construstion of this photo and I would even say the construction of the pagoda's surroundings seem to habe been built to make it stand out, everything seems to be converging to look into it, to walk into it, the plants pots, the windows succession, the buildings "stretching into it, and even the tones consistency along the way.
The weather might not be the best of friends in this shot but clearly helped in terms of colors as the red is really poping out.
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-07-04 3:53
A magnific view of this pagoda
I like the tower and this beautiful architecture
Sharp photo, fine colors, contrast and light
Have a good day
bona (13739) 2012-07-04 4:17
amazing the structure of the background building. I always think how people can built this great structures in the past with the no technology we have today. And it still there over the eras. Great photo with the houses in forground making a path to the big tower. I like the people over there.
pierrefonds (71745) 2012-07-04 4:35
The length of the hall is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Da Ming Buddhist Pagoda. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (89313) 2012-07-04 4:38
J'aime beaucoup l'effet de profondeur créé par les murs de chaque côté qui semble rétrécir vers cette pagode au fond.
serp2000 (45970) 2012-07-04 5:00
Wow! Great composition, Chris,
good choosen point of view, and splendid picture, as a result. You are right, the clear blue sky is just a bonus in China.
Thanks for a memories!
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-07-04 6:11
The photo can have all the superlatives. It is spectacular, skillfully composed, well exposed, with excellent sharpness and very interesting pagoda.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-07-04 8:32
Good angle with a lovely view.
Congratulations my friend
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-04 9:35
a very nice photo of this amazing architecture, the composition is spectacular, great details and POV. Great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
rychem (43412) 2012-07-04 10:53
Beautiful perspective and intersting pagoda, well balanced light and colors
jjcordier (79297) 2012-07-04 22:34
Bonne composition avec cette perspective créée par les murs et qui conduit le regard vers cette pagode spectaculaire.
emka (107851) 2012-07-04 23:56
Hi Chris, fantastic perspective, as Craig says, one feel to b e dragged inside. Excellent c omplosition with the converging lines of red lamp and beautiful pagoda in the middle.
dkmurphys (65204) 2012-07-05 11:09
Very fine composition with the traditional complex. I like the perspective and the colors. Well seen.
Silvio1953 (154217) 2012-07-05 22:49
Ciao Chris, great perspective on fantastic pagoda, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-07-06 3:43
A nice pagoda with beautiful architecture. The image is very symmetrical with the side buildings giving a nice depth. I like the decorations on the windows. The red and green colors stand out. I like the way the colors of the sky and the buildings blend very well.
npecanhuk (78927) 2012-07-06 6:27
Wonderful tower in the background!
Truly attractive picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, sharpness and colors!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,
Cricri (126794) 2012-07-07 12:55
Belles perspectives des façades vers la pagode, belle et intéressante architecture, toujours du rouge a l'honneur par ces décorations
ourania (51103) 2012-07-08 7:54
a very peaceful scene in a very dynamic and attractive composition. I love the strong perspective composed by so many lines and patterns that seem to be darting towards the impressive pagoda; especially strong are the diagonals of the roofs, starting from the top corners of the frame. The muted tones of the sky, walls and pavement make all the brighter colours stand out marvellously. Most interesting architecture and details adorn this lovely frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
rbellemare (2109) 2012-07-16 0:17
All your pictures are great. This one is presenting us a beautiful site. The tunnel effect of the two building taking our eyes to the tower in the back is irresistible.