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Dynastic Urns

Dynastic Urns
Vietnam, Huế, March 2010

Huế is perhaps best known for its historic monuments in the Citadel, which have earned it a place in the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Inside the Citadel was a forbidden city where only the concubines, emperors, and those close enough to them were granted access, the punishment for trespassing being death. Today, little of the forbidden city remains. In this picture you see four of the Nine Dynastic Urns. They were cast between 1835 and 1837. Each of the urns represents a different Nguyen king. The urns are decorated with typical Vietnamese motifs (the sun, the moon, mountains, rivers and landscapes): www.virtourist.com/asia/vietnam/hue/09.htm

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Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, Alain D, John Linton, tiabunna and 26 other people have particularly liked this photo


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╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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Great capture, thank you for sharing with us at Historical & Architectural Gems
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3 years ago.
Brian
Brian
Wonderful shot!
3 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
gutes Foto und Danke für die Erklärung
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Superb image, Peter

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3 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Bien prise Peter , et belle
3 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
Well Done!!
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3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
I remember these and probably have some photos somewhere. Thanks for posting them, Peter, reminding me of a great trip.
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice find and capture !

Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
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3 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Perfect Angle Receiving.....

Warm Greetings..............
3 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
Wonderful!!! These urns are so beautiful and ornate. Very interesting to read about them. I'm glad they have remained all this time so we can enjoy them!
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful urns and beautiful building (what I can see of it.)
3 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
wonderful capture, Peter!! - have a nice weekend!
3 years ago.
William Skelly
William Skelly
Very impressive items .
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
beautiful and interesting details, excellent perspective !
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Outstanding shot, Peter!
Lovely picture!

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3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
The Urns are amazing.

Superb photo !
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Fantastiques vestiges et un commentaire très intéressant
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good image Peter, unfortunately we never had a chance to visited here,
we had to make a choice of Hue or Hoi An, after looking at some images on
the net I chose to go to Hoi An, and really enjoyed our day there.
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Brilliant ! Excellent capture friend!! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Wishes for enjoyable weekend !!!!!!
3 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
Interesting capture, well presented!
Have an agreeable second advent!
3 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
I like the angle this was taken at wonderful details .
3 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Very interesting..wonderful shot!
3 years ago.
Eva Buijs
Eva Buijs
Very beautiful!
3 years ago.
Nina Kuriloff
Nina Kuriloff
lovely photograph!
3 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
WOW, thats a serious garden feature, excellent
3 years ago.
Hellemor
Hellemor
Very beautiful urns indeed.
3 years ago.
Chaotica
Chaotica
Truly majestic.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
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Ron Hanko
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3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Well Done!!
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3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
An Excellent View!!
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3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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3 years ago.
Bee Nee
Bee Nee
I like the angle you captured this scene - and interesting info! I dealt a lot with burial rites in the past - this here is another way of presenting a dynasty...
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous !!!!!Excellent capture friend !!!! Compliments! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!! Wishes for happy and enjoyable time !!
3 years ago.
Chip Miller
Chip Miller
Fascinating information to accompany this excellent image.
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Interesting...great tones and detail.
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Gorgeous POV!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
They are in amazingly good condition for outdoor metal urns.
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks all for visiting, the nice comments and the favourites!
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Great information and well taken, Peter.
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to tiabunna
Thanks for the nice comment and the favourite George.
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
It has very interesting history
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Fantasyfan
Thanks Sanna.
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks Antonio.
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Great shot! Wonderful PoV!
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks Rachel.
3 years ago.