Whenever I travel, one of the things that most catches my eyes are the doors and doorways I come across. And in Beijing, China, there were so many beautiful doors and doorways that I found myself with my 照相机 (zhàoxiàngjī) camera constantly at the ready.
I noticed that many of these 门 (mén) doors were painted 红色 (hóngsé) red. In China, red is an auspicious color it has many positive connotations, so it makes sense that it would be a popular choice for residents.
Another interesting feature of many of the doorways were their circular shape. These doorways or gateways are called 月亮门 (yuèliàngmén) moon gates. They are often features of Chinese 花园 (huāyuán) gardens.
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If you’ve enjoyed this post, you might enjoy some of the other posts that are a part of this series:
– Doors in Paris, France
– The Many Doors of Ireland
– Doors in East France
– Doors in Barcelona, Spain
– Doors in Mont St Michel, France
– Doors in Venice, Italy
What about you?
What are some of the things that you love to photograph whenever you’re traveling?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!