China

Ceiling of Prayer for Good Harvests

Stepping inside the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at EPCOT Center’s China Pavilion, one cannot help but look up to marvel at the amazing composite of detail, beauty, color, geometry and craftsmanship that make up its ceiling. The building is a half-sized replica of the original, located at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven complex. It would certainly be deemed by Umberto Eco an exquisite example of “hyperreality*”.

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Nikon D800, ISO 1250, 24mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec

*Travels in Hyperreality, by Umberto Eco — one of my favorite books and examinations of the human condition and our need to imitate and improve that which is inimitable.

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