Thursday, January 23, 2014

Yueyang Tower

Yueyang Tower by andiwolfe
Yueyang Tower, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

This is an interesting site on Dintong Lake in Changsha, China. The tower has been rebuilt many times. It is prone to fire, being made of wood and all. The tower was used in ancient times as an observation point for naval exercises on the lake.

I was particularly interested in some of the architectural details and the use of color. Red and yellow are the dominant color schemes - red for the upright components, and yellow ceramic tiles on the roof.

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