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Taken one morning in mid January this year on the grounds of the Confucius Temple. Is there a better place to start the day? Banyan trees, beautiful buildings and the serenity of the place.

The Taiwan Confucian Temple also called Quan Tai Shou Xueis a Confucian temple in Tainan City, Taiwan. Construction began in 1665, in the 19th year of the reign of the Yongli Emperor, during the Southern Ming Dynasty of China, by Zheng Jing, the son of Koxinga, following a suggestion by Chief Military Aide Chen Yonghua, and completed in 1666.

The temple has been renovated several times over the past 300 years, most recently in 1917 and 1979. (Wikipedia)

I hope you will like this photo as there are plenty more to come.

f6.3 1/125sec zoom at 70mm slight crop

Have a nice evening,

Tags: Taiwan Landscape and travel Republic of china Tai chi Portraits and people Confucius temple Tainan

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jimmypaton 9 19 Scotland
12 Feb 2009 6:51PM
very good shot well done

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Ray42 9 3 England
12 Feb 2009 7:07PM
Very good candid - nice one
TonyFrith 10 3 6 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 7:09PM
nice candid had to abroad we would do it in GB
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1814 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 7:16PM
Both good but V1 is a gem, because of the very gentle balance between the two main figures. This does express harmony and calm very effectively.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
12 Feb 2009 7:17PM
What a marvelous candid Mavis.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
12 Feb 2009 7:25PM
Great images JNC
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
12 Feb 2009 7:27PM
Great concentration you have captured

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
12 Feb 2009 7:41PM
They tell a fascinating story
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 8:08PM
Nicely balanced image on V1
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Feb 2009 9:10PM
Are they dancing? morning stretches? Love the concentration on the woman's face... Jennnn
12 Feb 2009 10:03PM
Tai Chi in the morning in the open air, the best way to start the day in South East Asia.
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
12 Feb 2009 11:46PM
I find this very fasinating.
You have captured the calm serenity of the lady & the place.
KP 8 6 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 11:56PM
You have captured perfectly
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
13 Feb 2009 4:38AM
Good capture of this early morning exercise.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
13 Feb 2009 5:01AM
Excellent candids, Jean-Noel, what a great way to start a day! Carol
koka 9 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 11:07AM
what a great start to the day - fabulaous shot, particularly V1 for me - its has a great composition and great colours IMO well taken Katie
Nettles 10 England
13 Feb 2009 11:59AM
Two fabulous shots and what a great thing to do.
Silverzone 10 2 England
13 Feb 2009 3:09PM
Superb glimpse of life in the east. Sylvia
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
15 Feb 2009 7:18AM
They perform it everyday JNC to strengthen their bodies, great shots
sillygirl 9 9 Sweden
15 Feb 2009 5:43PM
Fantastic shots, looking forward to see more of them Grin
fatmod 11 22 England
18 Feb 2009 7:03PM
excellent captures

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