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
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!