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Heaven

This is the ceiling panel at one of the temples in Beijing's Temple of Heaven, also know as the Altar of Heaven. It is a veritable riot of colours up there, with each colour supposed to symbolize something distinct. It is said that emperors prayed here along with elaborate rituals and hoped for a good harvest for the whole kingdom. 

 

Additionally, Beijing also has temples dedicated to the sun, moon and earth.

Heaven

This is the ceiling panel at one of the temples in Beijing's Temple of Heaven, also know as the Altar of Heaven. It is a veritable riot of colours up there, with each colour supposed to symbolize something distinct. It is said that emperors prayed here along with elaborate rituals and hoped for a good harvest for the whole kingdom. 

 

Additionally, Beijing also has temples dedicated to the sun, moon and earth.

comments (10)

That IS colourful.
I thionk I would have cropped it a bit more, the right and left red lamps are distracting from the marvelous pattern
I missed going inside the Temple of Heaven, just saw it from outside but can imagine its beauty based on this.
Wow, what fabulous colours in this amazing ceiling. Really stunning!
What a work of art,the colours are magnificent
What an amazing ceiling.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 13 May 2011, 21:25
The colors and pattens are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Wow, I've never seen such amazingly brilliant color in architecture before. Excellent image Ayush.
The bright multi colors ornamental work of celling is well captured. Quite difficult to shot under lesser light inside the building.Brilliant shot !
Quite tough job to capture the detail ornamental work of celling.Very colorful and unique!
Great job.

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