Wednesday, 6 May 2009

P is for Pagoda

Well what else could I do for a China-based 'P' - pagodas are one of the most traditional images of China. These pagodas are in Zhengding, and with the restored historical street and it's low rise skyline this is one of the few places in China you can get a photo like this!

This is the unusual Indian-style pagoda at Guanghui Temple.


Meanwhile this is the aptly named Lofty Pagoda at Tianning Temple.

See what other people have come up with for 'P' at abc wednesday.

17 comments:

  1. Great choice for P. Very interesting photos.

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  2. This is a wonderful choice as it's so perfect for your part of the world.

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  3. They are beautiful buildings, and well taken.

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  4. I like the rooftops in your first photo. They really make the atmosphere.

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  5. loved those statues outside the pagodas too

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  6. I can't take my eyes off of those fascinating statues either!

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  7. Pardon my ignorance but are pagodas generally found on the sites of Buddhist temples?

    In Scotland, there are several whisky distelleries with pagoda shaped cooling rooves. A strange sight to come across in the Highlands.

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  8. Lovely "P" photos, J. Very interesting pagodas and statuary. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your pagodas with us. This is a perfet post for P.

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  10. Lovely images. I've always enjoyed the look of a pagoda and you have captured them beautifully.

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  11. Nice photos, I would love to see a pagoda one day, I did see the Big Buddha though on Lantau Island.

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  12. These are wonderful photos, so far from ordinary life here.

    On behalf of the Team, thanks for participating this week.

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  13. Pagoda is perfect for a P from China. Great shots.

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  14. I like how you manage to get your photographs without the modern interference and let us look at them like in the old days.

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  15. Beautiful pagodas. And such beautiful photos. Interesting how the roofs are different in each one. And each photo has something special - the line of undulating roofs, the very interesting sculpture, the cherry blossom...
    Thanks for a great post.

    Pamposh of the ABC Team

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