Haiyantang, north façade
This perspective resembles Engraving 11, which
suggests that Ohlmer may have seen the engravings. Several rooms
in the northwest corner of the main building of the Haiyantang are featured. Depicted in
Observatory of Distant Oceans, Yuanyingguan 遠瀛觀
Yuanyingguan, southern (or front) side
The ornately decorated pillars are intact, but appear to have only a decorative
function. The brick structure of the building is exposed on the right side. The
photographer stood in front of the Grand Fountain looking up at the elevated
Yuanyingguan. These pillars are among the most prominent of
the ruins at the Yuanmingyuan Park today. Depicted in Engraving 14.
Dashuifa (Great Fountain)
This archway is the iconic structure in the Yuanmingyuan today. It faced
the Yuanyingguan (previous photo), which can be seen just above and beyond
the archway. Depicted in Engraving 15.
Great Fountain, Dashuifa 大水法
From his throne in front of this stone screen, the emperor viewed the Grand
Fountain and the Yuanyingguan behind it. Depicted in Engraving 16.
Throne for Observing the Great Fountain, Guanshuifa 觀水法