Chinese Doors of Ancient Walled Cities.

Doors, shutters, inner courtyards, Menshen or door gods, all these features of ancient Chinese architecture denote security and protection. Once safely inside the inner courtyard of a wooden Tang dynasty house, a sense of calm and peace descends: you feel perfectly secure and removed from the world.Chinese doors make a fascinating study in themselves. The ancient cities of Dali and Lijiang in Yunnan Province and Langzhong in Sichuan Province afford the traveller with an enormous array of wonderful doors to study and photograph.

Many are richly carved an ornate but today I have chosen a few modest examples.

9 thoughts on “Chinese Doors of Ancient Walled Cities.”

  1. Some great photos. I too have a collection of ‘door’ photos and I also have a beautiful carved Chinese window shutter I picked up in a junk shop in Singapore many years ago.

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  2. I love doors, and door handles too! Windows also make great subjects. A beautiful post, lovely xx

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