Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chinese Architecture



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

During my first trip to China I was absolutely fascinated by the traditional Chinese architecture (I still am). I took this picture of the roofline of the Friendship Hotel in Beijing in June, 1987.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

12 comments:

Ann said...

I am ethnic Chinese, and I must visit China some day. Nice angle of the roof.

EG Wow said...

I am fascinated by Chinese architecture too, especially the elegant buildings such as this one.

rainfield61 said...

I am proud to know that you like the Chinese Architecture though the hotel had nothing to do with me.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

There is an amazing amount of detail in this building.I wonder if they still build like that,or may have gone more modern.
Blessings,Ruth

Happyone :-) said...

What detail!! It is amazing!

Ginny said...

This picture really needs to be clicked on to see the intricate painting! This slide scanning must be tedious business, but the pictures translate so well!!

Sandra said...

I am wondering if there is anywhere the two of you have not been, world wide travelers and followers of water falls.

Craver Vii said...

This architecture is candy for the eyes, George.

A Lady's Life said...

I have always loved Chinese architecture and the round tables they use. Rosewood.planters etc....

KathyA said...

How beautifully ornate and yet systematic that is!

Cheryl said...

How pretty and so intricate, who wonders how long it took to build this?

Baron's Life said...

I was at that hotel and it was in 1987 when they still had floor attendants watching the rooms on each floor...It was every every time we went in and out...It was more than big brother is watching Big brother (or sister) was sitting right there outside your room