Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Interior of the Hall of Prayer



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

Yesterday's post showed the exterior of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. This picture, although not very good, shows a part of the interior.

There are 28 columns inside the hall, each made from a single tree trunk. The interior of the hall is unbelievably beautiful.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

17 comments:

Debbie Smith said...

Wow! How beautiful!

Jen said...

Very colorful--are those columns covered in fabric or painted?

Sandra said...

at first glance before i read your post, i thought it was rolled rugs standing on end. after i read your post went back to see they are colums. i know it took a lot of work to paint these

EG Wow said...

The intricate designs amaze me!

Mildred said...

Just beautiful!

rainfield61 said...

It is art.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

With all that intricate beauty around,I would find it hard to concentrate on prayer.
Blessings,Ruth

KathyA said...

Exquisite! What a wonderful place to pray.

Ginny said...

This is georgous, and how interesting about the tree columns! So I'm thinking you walked around inside there and they don't mind cameras.

Carletta said...

Columns out of trees. :) I have to smile at that. My brother just included some staircase columns in a cabin from cedar trees.
I have to wonder with Jen if they are painted or cloth.
What intricate work however it was done.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Isn't this gorgeous !
Such painstakingly beautiful work, it's a feast for the eyes.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Most beautiful artwok I have seen in a shrine room.

SandyCarlson said...

Sumptuous, to say the least, George. Every inch is a universe full of beauty.

Janie said...

The art, columns, and color are all beautiful! Must've been a great experience to visit.

Hilda said...

Oh wow, such intricate, magnificent designs! Are they carved or painted? Absolutely fascinating!

A Lady's Life said...

I love all the colors inside Chinese temples. They are so inviting and peaceful.The joss sticks smell nice.

Small City Scenes said...

Those colors are WOW!! MB