Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dongguan Temple: Living Quarters

Throughout my travels through China, I found myself mesmerized by the residential doorways I passed. It is partly due to the colourful signs, but it is more than that. Doors separate the private from the public, the seen, the unseen, and one way of life to another. Here are photos I took of the doorways and living quarters of a temple in Dongguan, China.Red door with towels and a gourd hanging outsideArched doorways and red columns in a temple Wood door with towels and a broom hanging outsideYou can read more about my visit to the temple and my trip to China on my travel blog, The Black Beret in China.

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Dongguan Temple: Old Section

During my two weeks in China, I suprisenly only visited one temple. The one I visited happened to be the city of Dongguan. It consisted of many buildings within a walled enclosure in a park. Here are some photos I took while in the ‘old part’ of the temple. I found this section the most interesting from a structural and aesthetic point of view- wish I knew more about it!

Small stone statue of a man at the bottom of a curved walkwayRed inscence in a stone box below a column of Chinese text outside by stone stepsLayers of stone steps and slopesYou can read more about my visit to the temple and my trip to China on my travel blog, The Black Beret in China.

Tourquise in Xianping

Chinese New Year signs next to tourquiose doorincense next to tourquise doorwooden board against tourquise wallRead my travel blog post here: Yangdi, Xianping, & Yangshuo

Li Chen to Xianping

Woman sitting on raft colourful street sellers yellow bike next to a table of booksRead my travel blog post here: Yangdi, Xianping, & Yangshuo

From the Streets of Fenghuang

Little girl in street next to a motor bike and pile of booksLive geese with signs on their necks outside a restaurantStatue of a running manRead my travel blog here: Fenghuang 1 and Fenghuang 2

The Merchants of Fenghuang

Young girl selling items on a saffron table clothStreet sellers in Fenghuang Street merchant next to a shop selling dried gourdsWoman with a basket of flowersRead my travel blog here: Fenghuang 1 and Fenghuang 2