A public toilet outside the Summer Palace sports traditional round entryways and chains to shape the queue. Under an umbrella to the right attendants charge admission.
Section of a poster on a campus kiosk tells new Beijing University students the history of the institution, including its relation to May Fourth and CCP luminaries like Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Mao Zedong and Lu Xun, all of whom worked or taught on campus.
A placid corner of Beijing University's Weiming ("unnamed") Lake, the centerpiece of the campus and reputedly the site of several suicides during the Cultural Revolution. The lake and surrounding were constructed in the 18th century.
Calligraphic inscriptions from across China's centuries adorn stone outcroppings along the path to the peak of Mt. Tai, one of China's five sacred mountains.
Beijing University campus peddlers selling soda, cola and apples ready their wares.
A container which is used to burn offerings during the Hungry Ghost Festival.
A classic altar for the deities
A Hindu temple in Singapore.
Offerings to the spirits are burnt in alleys behind homes.
A police building near Chinatown.
Sundaresvara (boy and image) during Minaksi digvijaya; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1984; Keywords: sundaresvara, digvijaya
Audience attending Minaksi kalyana; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Keywords: devotees, kalyanam
The Merlion overlooks visitors to Sentosa.
Atop one of ChinatownÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s overpass is a place to relax.
Traffic in Chinatown.
Two deities on their carts, in old wedding pavilion (kalyanamandapa) of temple, await start of procession. Minaksi to left is on Lion vehicle, and Siva Sundaresvara on right is on Kalpataru vehicle.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; 1st evening procession (postponed due to rain); Keywords: deities, procession
Chief priest (nambiyar) and brahmin assistant perform pacification of the site, at entrance to Puthu Mandapa. The processional streets must be purified at the beginning of the festival.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Rite conducted at east entrance to Putu-mandapa, for pacification of Avani Mula Street; Keywords: priests, santi
Priest raises Nandi-banner on a secondary flagpole in Nandi-mandapa, during flag-raising ceremony.; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; Keywords: flag-raising
Nambiyar perfroms aradhana, before procession; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Performed prior to 6th evening procession; Keywords: personnel, priests, illumination
Rope-pullers, catching bananas thrown from roof; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; during stop of ratha, bananas as refreshments; Keywords: devotees, ratha, procession
Minaksi (image and actor) in Indra-vimana; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 1982; Minaksi digvijaya is 9th evening procession; Keywords: minaksi, digvijaya, vehicles,
Priest receives offerings during procession; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Keywords: personnel, priests, devotees, offerings
Kailasa (Ravananugraha) vehicle; Minaksi temple, Avani Mula, 2007; used for 3rd evening procession; Keywords: vehicles
Minaksi emerges from temple; Minaksi temple, Chittrai, 2004; Keywords: deities, minaksi, procession
Wall painting of Minaksi, inside temple corridor. This central panel depicts the marriage of Mianksi and Siva Sundaresvara, officiated by Visnu.; Minaksi temple; Uncompleted wall-painting, in corridor north of Golden Lotus Tank, inside temple complex; Keywords: deities, minaksi, paintings