Thursday, November 29, 2012

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣 ...


Two massive pavilions dedicated to 

Kuan Kung (the God of War),
named "the Spring and Autumn Pavilions" 
were completed in 1951. 
...
According to legend, Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy)
appeared above the clouds riding on a dragon, 
signifying that believers must erect an image 
depicting this event between pavilions of summer and autumn: 
The present-day structures are a result of this vision.
...

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣
 
Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣

Spring & Autumn Pavilions 春秋閣 
Day 4 Kaohsiung City at Tainan, Taiwan 台湾台南高雄



18 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Oh la la, gorgeous shots Wong, impressive!!! Wonderful detail in the 2nd shot, well seen!

ANITA said...

wow!!soo great!!!!!Beautiful!!i have a friend that just visited china..an adventure !!i love the temples!!the history!!please do more!!!!wish you nice day..from norway!!))

you-wee because said...

Very interesting photo series "from the other side of planet Earth" (from my angle of view)... ;-)

Thanks for sharing these impressions, Wong!

Uwe.

Cloudia said...

Dragon Tiger STRONG post!



Appy Aloha Wishes, WONG!
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Laure said...

De très belles photos, merci :-)
Bizz Laure
http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

Dietmut said...

Im enjoy this beautiful series Wong.
Warm greetings, Dietmut

Flo de Sendai said...

It must be fun a visit this place !

Doug Hickok said...

Amazing story and set of images depicting these fantastic pavilions!

Adam said...

In the chinese zodiac I'm a dragon and my gf is a tiger.

Jana said...

beautiful colors and I love that you showed us all angles of it.

Randy said...

That would be something to see.

fotonita said...

Great series from the pavillions!
I would like to visit Taiwan!

Have a nice day!

Food Dreams said...

I m impressed at the zig zag bridge! and the architecture on the whole place there...

Thérèse said...

It must have been fun to go across the bridge and being able to see the details. Hope you did not get too much rain.

Angel Corrochano said...

Interesante reportaje, es la mejor manera de viajar, sin duda.
Saludos

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thanks for the story to go with this beautiful series of images showing the pagodas Wong. Would be a joy to visit.

darlin said...

Beautiful shots of a very interesting place Wong, as PerthDailyPhoto said, it would be a joy to visit, an honor indeed.

Traveling Hawk said...

I bet this is a place were many photos are taken...