Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

 

I sat on these old, intricate floor tiles in the inner courtyard of a Chinese temple one hot humid afternoon in Penang.

Nestled deep within a vast courtyard, the Han Jiang Teochew Temple is a sanctuary of calm right in the heart of bustling Georgetown.

My husband, our son and I sat on these cracked and worn floors in quiet appreciation of this beautiful spot. I took these shots just as we were leaving because it represented such a moment of simple contentment. A family sitting together in companionable silence.

* This ancestral temple belonging to the Teochew clan was built in 1870. It was meticulously restored in 2003 by master craftsmen brought in from China and won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2006.

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