Thursday, August 14, 2008

And thou shalt be remembered

HDP  072

Do you remember finally getting your degree by reading your name on some paper listing on the university's walls?
Well, that's nothing compared to what the former Emperors used to be doing here. During over 600 years, the name of the graduates have been written in stone (literally) on those steles carried by giant turtles. For those in Hanoi, go have a look at the Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu); it's really worth the visit.

3 comments:

Virginia said...

I don't know what to say. That is just lovely and the way you shot this photo equally so. Very very nice.

Kim said...

Wow! Keeping historial records in stone (that aren't tombstones) is amazing. I always think one has to be a king or nobility or to have died in a war to be so remembered.
Super photo today, too!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

elsa said...

C'est une très jolie photo, j'aime l'alignement et le flou