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Cao Dai Temple


Cao Dai Temple
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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-14
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-16 1:14
Viewed: 1538
Points: 8
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detail of Cao Dai ("High Tower") Temple

...Constructed between 1933 and 1955, the Great Temple of Cao Dai closely resembles a Christian cathedral in its architecture - two square towers, a long central nave with upper gallery, and side aisles. The altar, an apse and ambulatory are at the opposite end from the entrance, just as in a typical church.

The exterior and interior of the Cao Dai Temple are both extravagantly decorated, incorporating symbols, abstract designs and images of saints. The high ceiling is painted sky-blue with fluffy clouds and the floor tiles have busy patterns. The dragon-encrusted columns that run the length of the nave number 28, representing the 28 manifestations of the Buddha. Seven-headed cobras represent the seven human emotions. The three principal colors of Cao Dai are yellow (for Buddhism), blue (for Taoism), and red (for Christianity),...

The most important symbol is the Divine Eye...

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/vietnam/cao-dai-temple

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  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-06-16 1:25]

A stunning roof design and tower, love the reds.

stv ;o))

Beautiful capture. Hard crop here, but not an easy photo to crop without losing something out.

Ola tsilla
beautiful architecture wiyth good sharpness...it is hard crop indeed. Belo
um abrašo
teresa

  • Great 
  • cafe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 25] (1237)
  • [2013-06-17 0:19]

Hi,
It's vivid color of the architecture. Nice photo.
Giap .

Ciao Tsilla, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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