Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

As shown in a previous post, my family and I discovered the Buddhist Temple that was officially opened in South Africa in 2005. We had been driving along the N4 to Witbank when we saw the Temple building in the distance. My husband remembered reading about its opening in the paper and mentioned that he would like to see it one day. “What better time than the present?” I responded. So we took the time to look for our way off the highway, and to find the entrance to this religious place. The patterns we saw on the buildings were beautiful: so intricate and carefully painted.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
The inner courtyard. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The designs looked beautiful not only near but also from afar:

The one side of the temple. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
The one side of the temple. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

We saw intricate patterns as well when we looked inside the Temple:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
The altar inside the Temple. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

(For more pictures of this African Buddhist Temple, you can visit my previous post.)

We enjoyed our visit to the Temple for the beauty we saw in the patterns, as well as the serenity of the place.

Do you enjoy seeing patterns in architecture?

(This post was inspired by the the Weekly Photo Challenge prompt @ WordPress.com)

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40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

  1. I can imagine your surprise at finding this in South Africa. I’m glad you got some pictures to share with us. I love patterns in architecture, too, although my photo is from nature this week.

    janet

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      1. Very true. I decided this week to do a second challenge entry and it has one each of man-made and natural, although one isn’t based on the other. Both kinds can be beautiful but I think I prefer the ones from nature. 🙂

        janet

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