Red Door And Yellow Rivets

Red door and yellow rivets of Hsing Tian Kong
Shot at Hsing Tian Kong in Taipei, Taiwan ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The yellow rivets looked great against the bright red doors of Hsing Tian Kong

Hsing Tian Kong Temple is the Guan Di Temple in Taipei, where Guan Yu, the god of commerce, is enshrined. Many people want to become rich if they can, no matter where they are. For this reason, the Guan Di Temple, one of the main attractions of Taipei, is crowded every day. It seems that more locals than tourists come to the temple.

The entrance to the temple is much larger than the entrance for worshippers but the door is tightly closed. Turning the other way, I could see that it was closed with a thick bolt. The door, painted in bright vermillion, was decorated with a number of rivets. It looked as if it was preventing intruders from entering through the door.

When I looked at the top of the door, I saw a plaque with the name of the temple written on it. The pillars on either side were decorated with carvings. The deity, Guan Yu, was sitting just on the other side of the door, but humans had to enter through a small door on the side. It would be inappropriate to enter directly in front of the god. It's a way to avoid the center of the temple.

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Dec 2016 ARCHITECTURE TAIWAN

Where is Hsing Tian Kong?

PHOTO DATA

No

9957

Shooting Date

Sep 2016

Posted On

December 2, 2016

Modified On

September 25, 2021

Place

Taipei, Taiwan

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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