Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests



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

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is an impressive three-tiered wooden structure that was built entirely without nails. Like all buildings in the Temple of Heaven it is round, like heaven in Chinese tradition.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

19 comments:

rainfield61 said...

That is an art.

Mildred said...

Incredible! Thanks so much for sharing this with us George.

Debbie Smith said...

It's amazing how this could endure through the years without a single nail to hold it together.
Beautiful!
Thank you for sharing.
Have a fabulous day!

Small City Scenes said...

Very beautiful I find round building very amazing. While not in this class---we have several Geodesic homes out here. I wonder what living in the round would be like. MB

sEy said...

I didn't know we can built buildings without nails. They did it great!!!

Indrani said...

Wow! That is impressive!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a beautiful building...and Heaven being round is an interesting concept!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This must have involved some very skilled craftsmen.
Blessings,Ruth

Cheryl said...

Beautiful building. And all built without any nails, amazing!

Ginny said...

Gads!!!!!!!!! How can it be built with no nails??

A Lady's Life said...

Chinese people are incredibly gifted.
They make the most incredible things.
I watched girls working on pottery. It takes so much patience and hand skill and concentration to create the beautiful things that they do.
:)

Ginny said...

Phil's guess is that the wood is notched.

KathyA said...

Amazing building -- not to demean the beautiful edifice, but it reminds me of the historic Hotel Coronado in CA. That two was built without nails, I believe.

SandyCarlson said...

Impressive and beautiful. Thanks, George.

Tammie Lee said...

such an incredible temple!

Kirigalpoththa said...

It is hard to believe that wooden structure was built entirely without nails. Amazing!

EG Wow said...

How interesting the Heaven is round in the Chinese tradition!

Craver Vii said...

Without nails?! I wonder how they pulled that off.

Janie said...

Interesting that the Chinese consider heaven is round. Building the 3 tiers must have been quite an architectural feat, especially without nails!