Shi shizi Shi shizi / / gallery 
20140914cn06
A stone lion, guarding the entrance through Qianmen. Always arrayed in pairs, this is the male (paw on a ball, representing imperial supremacy over the world), and were traditionally used in front of imperial palaces, tombs and offices, believed to have powerful protective benefits.
LOCATION: Beijing
DATE: Sun, 14/09/2014
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... | 20 | ... | 30 | ... | 40 | ... | 50 | ... | 60 | ... | 70 | ... | 80
« start    < prev    .    next >    end »