Samstag, 6. Dezember 2008

Hue - the former imperial capital

wooden pavilion at tomb of Tu Duc

the Nguyen Dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945











here you can 4 different animal parts in this sculpture


(dragon, dog, horse,?)







tomb of Minh Mang


















































tomb of Khai Dinh









































that cost lot of taxes!!























the 4 canons representing the 4 seasons
on the opposite side there are 5 canons representing the 5 elements
4+5=9
9 is a lucky number!








emperor's seat

the forst stair is the earth
the second are the people
the third is the sky
the emperor sat above all








Imperial Citadel





































the forbidden purple city













Thien Mu Pagoda
















buddhism monks are praying (at 15:45)
16:00 is a timeborder from yin to yang or opposite direction
very fine gold and silver buddha images there
nice ohhhmmm soundings and chime-sounds too
really nice ceremony





after that we did a boatstour down the perfume river

1 Kommentar:

BEN hat gesagt…

Hi Bernhard!


Wirklich sehr beeindruckende Bilder!Nur weiter so.

viele liebe Grüsse aus deiner Heimat

Ben u.Gertie!