The above photo came from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HangingMonasterySculptures.jpg
WHEN? Probably never except by armchair, but that's okay
WHERE? Xuangong Si above Jinlong Canyon near Mount Heng in the province of Shanxi near Datong, China
Another email from BH had a Powerpoint Slide Show regarding a tourist attraction and historical site. This Buddhist Monastery was built more than 1500 years ago and includes Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian elements with sculptures of Sakyamuni, Laotzu and Confucius appearing together inside. A unique mechanical theory was applied to building the framework of hemlock wood with mortise and tenon joints. Twenty-seven cross beams are the key building elements.
The video stops abruptly. That’s because this video is 1 of 3.