Day: May 23, 2013
Dragons in the Temple
Dragons carry a significant role in Chinese culture. It symbolizes a ranking, prosperity and fortune. By engraving or sculpting dragon on building monuments, it enhances the strength and appearance of the architectural language.
Shots I have captured from Bright Hill Temple ensemble the dragon symbols. Rail post wrapped around with carved dragon, size of 20cm in diameter and 45cm in height. It envelops the place for offerings where visitors pay respect to their ancestors.
A pair of magnificent butterfly-like beams, painted with dragon’s character proudly tie down to the frame of the holy minder.
The wall art revealing the interesting and legendary myths.
The temples are guided and guarded by the dragons sitting on the roof ridge. It clearly defines a place with respectable reputation and status.