Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Red Gate



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The Great Red Gate, Da Hong Men, is the main entrance to the valley containing the tombs of 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty that ruled China from 1368 - 1644. This picture was taken during a visit to the tombs in 1987.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

10 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The style is decidedly Asian, isn't it?

rainfield61 said...

It is truly Asian, isn't it?

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow, that is a large RED gate. Interesting George!!

homer said...

very interesting... is that like the Asian version of pyramids in that emperors are buried there?

Janie said...

You've been to so many interesting places! Thanks for sharing some history with us.

Chris said...

Very interesting George, China is a place I would love to visit. I can't think what Chinese tombs are like, maybe I'll go and google it.

LV said...

I do not care how old your pictures are, they are still new and interesting to me. Thanks for dropping by.

Carletta said...

It always interests me how other countries treat their honored and dead.
This is a lovely shot George. I like the touch of tree limb and what awesome shadows.

Cheryl said...

I am so amazed by all the different types of architecture there is. And how fortunate you are to have been able to see so much in person!

Tes said...

Interesting, George! I would love to see it too one day. The green shrubs are beautiful against the red walls. Great shot! :)