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Feng Shui Door
22-MAR-2009

Feng Shui Door

Ling Tu Monastery, Hong Kong view map

In traditional Chinese architectural design,
it is uncommon to see the main entrance is built at the side of the building.

The entrance was moved to the current position in 1840
in order to improve the Feng Shui of the monastery and the nearby villages.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics
to help one improve life by receiving positive energy flow.

Posted on 29 March 2009
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Jessica-C31-Mar-2009 04:40
You've made it like an artpiece, nice angle.
Jeff Waldorff30-Mar-2009 10:30
Nicely composed with beautiful light and details, CM!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle30-Mar-2009 05:11
Excellent angle and composition! Very interesting history!
Chad Ramsey30-Mar-2009 03:32
Nice angle and composition~V
bill friedlander30-Mar-2009 01:09
Fascinating to learn more about the spiritual life of the Chinese. V
Monique LaguŽ30-Mar-2009 01:03
Very good composition and thank for informations.
Nikon Mama - Birgitte Ott29-Mar-2009 20:41
Fasinating light!!! ~v~
endre novak29-Mar-2009 18:28
excellent presentation.
Walter O. Koenig29-Mar-2009 15:40
Fascinating that the entry was moved. We should be paying much more attention to Feng Shui in our own lives. Very nice composition. I like the point of view. "V"
Peter Stahl29-Mar-2009 15:08
Great info and a well composed shot. Your presentations are always wonderful. :-)
hugo poon29-Mar-2009 13:37
Such a wonderful find and invaluable research!!! Very strong composition!
2004 29-Mar-2009 12:28
excellent composition !
ac29-Mar-2009 11:54
Rich and detailled textures
DL 29-Mar-2009 09:25
Excellent perspective & composition! You are not only a master of photography but also a great teacher. Really like reading those stories or information behind the photos which can enrich our knowledge.