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Old Aug 6, 2009, 6:24 PM   #1
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Beijing. Temple of Heaven. One of the many marvelous Chinese roofs.
Lumix ZS3. F 4.0. 1/250. Landscape mode.

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Old Aug 6, 2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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Wow! What amazingly intricate work. Nice capture, and thanks for sharing.
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 5:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Walter. Another one:

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All those interconnecting timbers have a purpose. It turns out to be one of the best ways to resist earthquake tremors.

http://www.icomos.org/iiwc/seismic/Zhiping.pdf
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A great paper Barbarian. Thank you very much.
Chinese culture many times hide an old pragmatism behind profuse ornamentation. For western people it may be confusing. We tend to put too much attention to the outside, as I did with the roofs.
This one turned out to be quite poetic (its the sun behind the fog of Beijing, and I had to tweak Lumix mesures)

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Whats with the wires on the very tops? Radio? is this where they store the scrolls of the recent past lol it is very colorful and wow they did a lot of work.
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