圓山大飯店牌坊 The Grand Hotel / 台灣台北 Taipei, Taiwan / SML.20140213.6D.30719.P1 — Explored

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    Paifang (牌坊) is a gating style as an arch and is an important building type in traditional Chinese architecture. Outside of China, it has long been the symbol of Chinese culture, and can be seen in Chinatowns in many western cities.

    Paifangs come in a number of forms. The one seen here involves placing wooden pillars onto stone bases, which are bound together with wooden beams. This type of paifang is always beautifully decorated, with the pillars usually painted in red, the beams decorated with intricate designs and Chinese calligraphy, and the roof covered with coloured tiles, complete with mystical beasts.

    Photographed at the entrance to The Grand Hotel (圓山大飯店) with the Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L. Processed in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC 2014.

    # More Information
    + en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paifang

    圓山大飯店牌坊 The Grand Hotel / 台灣台北 Taipei, Taiwan / SML.20140213.6D.30719.P1
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    1. waewduan4 50 months ago | reply

      Great shot !!

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    3. waewduan4 50 months ago | reply

      Great shot !! Many congrats on Explore !!

    4. See-ming Lee (SML) 50 months ago | reply

      waewduan C It was explored?! I had no idea… thanks!

    5. ℝakel_ℰlke ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ 50 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo that you have done a wonderful moment captured, thanks for showing it so that we can admire.
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      Thank you. !

    6. Napafloma-Photographe 50 months ago | reply

      Congrats for Explore ! Well done !

    7. See-ming Lee (SML) 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone for the faves + comments! :)

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