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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tam Kung Temple 2

Many of the buildings in Chinatown are so narrow that they have fractional addresses. The entrance to the Tam Kung Temple is one such address. I hope you enjoy the funny looking photographer reflected in the doorway's glass.
The architectural oddness continues once you enter the red door. You face three flights of stairs but they don't go back and forth like most stairwells but continue in a long straight line up the side of the building. While it makes perfect sense, it contributes greatly to the feeling of entering another world.

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

Quite a bright red!

Stephanie said...

Great shot of you! Love the red door. Looks like a long way to get upstairs.

JoJo said...

I love the fractional numbers in Chinatown. There are one or two in Fan Tan Alley too. I'm very conscious about my reflection in pics, ever since one of my friends noticed me in one. I am notorious for not having pics of myself ever taken or posted. As soon as she commented, "I see you!" I deleted it and now I'm careful not to have it happen again. lol

VitorNani said...

Muito interessante a imagem do fotógrafo, Benjamin!
Estranho é o número 1713 1/2!
Abraços!