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Honorific Boards
24-JAN-2009

Honorific Boards

Tai Fu Tai Mansion, Hong Kong view map

Under the eaves of the main hall,
there are two honorific boards bestowed on
the parents and grandparents of the original house master, Man Chung-luen
by the Qing Emperor in 1875.

Both boards, engraved with Chinese and Manchu characters,
are the only known examples of the kind in Hong Kong.

Manchu, today's Northeastern China.
Their people conquered the Ming Dynasty and founded the Qing Dynasty in 1644,
which ruled China until its abolition in 1911.

Posted on 2 February 2009
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ac27-Feb-2009 15:50
Nice colorful layers. The photo is interesting everywhere.
2004 08-Feb-2009 06:39
good shot !
thomas04-Feb-2009 20:32
Once more perfectly framed and composed!
shatterbug04-Feb-2009 07:54
Wonderful symmetry...love all the details!
silvia marmori04-Feb-2009 03:02
a detailed explanation and a so interesting image!
Char04-Feb-2009 00:59
How beautiful CM! Great capture of the these wonderful works of art work with all the great colours and details.
bill friedlander03-Feb-2009 17:03
Expertly captured. The image is very detailed so that one can see the infinite care that went into the creation of these honorific boards. V
hugo poon03-Feb-2009 14:23
Remarkable!!! So much to discover in this photo... wonderful capture!
Chris Spracklen03-Feb-2009 13:36
You're providing a wonderful pictorial guide to your city's historic buildings, CM.
Every one so carefully taken and so attractively presented. (V)
Kind regards, Chris
Fong Lam03-Feb-2009 11:00
Superb composition with excellent lighting and clarity, Kwan !! V
Brian with an Eye03-Feb-2009 10:14
A fine capture of a beautiful tribute, CM.
Walter O. Koenig03-Feb-2009 02:56
Very nice details, colors and framing. Very informative too. "V"
an nguyen03-Feb-2009 00:49
Beautiful details...
marie-jose wolff02-Feb-2009 20:15
very fine and precious decorations! V
Wenche Aune02-Feb-2009 14:15
Beautiful colors and details. V
DL 02-Feb-2009 13:43
Deeply admired the exquisite handcraft from the ancient people. But most importantly, you have beautifully captured the every detail. Great work!
TuTmin02-Feb-2009 12:45
What a beautiful colorful decoration !
~V~