new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Colours of Heaven | by Heaven`s Gate (John)
Back to group

Colours of Heaven

A detail of the beautifully recently restored Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China.

Originally completed during the Ming Dynasty ( around 1420 ), it is one of the largest temple complexes in China. It was here that the Emperor would make sacrifices and pray to Heaven at the winter solstice for a good harvest.

The "netting" beneath the eaves, is to prevent the local birds from nesting and damaging the woodwork !

21 faves
Taken on May 6, 2006