October 6, 2010

The Marble Boat in Summer Palace

Hope you are having a nice week. It’s Wednesday – where has the week gone? It’s one of those weeks for me – it feels like I haven’t done much at all. Anyway, I am going back in time (2 months) for this submission.

Marble Boat © Evelyn Howard 2010

The Marble Boat or Boat of Purity and Ease (Qing Yan F«éng) is on a lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing. Only the base is marble, while the pavilion is made of wood.

Watery Wednesday

17 comments:

Kaori said...

I'd love to see that up close! The Chinese always have a way with details! Gorgeous in black and white :D

ewok1993 said...

would love to ride that.

wenn said...

how come i don't see this when i was in beijing?

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Kala said...

That is a stunning structure - imagine how much work went into making that so long ago.

J Bar said...

A work of art.
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Rossel said...

a very classic shot. i love it!
my entry is here. have a great day!

Luna Miranda said...

a marvelous structure.

Rune said...

Majestic! - and a good shot.

Wifey10 said...

oh looks so romantic!
Hope you can check my enrty too! good day!

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Sadami said...

...Evelyn,
It's not floating, am I right?
I love your black and white shot.
Kind regards, Sadami

☺lani☺ said...

I love the way you took shot of this in black and white! Happy Mid-week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a beautiful boat. Great Capture.

Evelyn said...

@Sadami - it's built on the water so yes, not really floating.

@ewok1993: It doesn't sail unfortunately. It's just there for viewing.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful boat, looks great in B&W.

lisaschaos said...

That is gorgeous! I have always wanted to live on a houseboat, like Quincy, this would be even cooler! :)

Francisca said...

Yup, I agree with everyone, this works beautifully in b&w!

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