Tuesday, March 27, 2007

White Dagoba

This hypnotic tyle pattern decorates the famous White Dagoba that rests at the top of the Jade Flowery Isle at the center of Beihai Park in Beijing. The White Dagoba is a large white structure that can be seen from all corners of the park and closely resembles an an upside-down spinning top. In traditional Tibetan fashion, the Dagoba was originally built by the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Emporor Shunzhi, in 1651 to show his belief in Buddhism.