ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / Expats teachers zoom in ChinaEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsFrom the ReadersDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPPicture worth a thousand wordsBy Ryno Sauerman / South Africa (Chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2015-04-30 16:42Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallA boy sits in the Yonghe Lama Temple in Beijings Dongcheng district.On a rainy day visit to the Yonghe Temple (also known as the Palace of Peace and Harmony, or more commonly the Lama Temple) in Beijing’s Dongcheng district, I was admiring a beautiful red traditional cabinet, when a boy went to sit near it and looked up at someone calling him through a side window. As the natural light illuminated his face I quickly pressed the shutter. It was one of those moments a photographer needs and relies on, when some luck comes his way and the camera responds well. In this case, the low light might have blurred the picture but, in fact, it came out pleasingly sharp.
The temple was constructed in the late 17th century and originally served as a residence for court eunuchs. It was eventually converted into a lamasery, a monastery for Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist monks. It consists of five main halls, arranged on a north-south axis.
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