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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Facing Heaven Archway


The two dragons standing guard each side of the Arch


Rear view of the Facing Heaven Archway

Facing Heaven Archway
This magnificent archway was hand made in China according to traditional techniques and materials. It was shipped to Melbourne in many pieces and assembled in Cohen Place under the supervision of highly skilled Chinese craftworkers. It’s the perfect backdrop for photographs and the main entrance to Cohen Place, Chinatown Square and the Chinese Museum.

Melbourne's Chinatown is a fascinating place and I will be doing more posts about Chinatown.

4 comments:

JM said...

It's gorgeous and surely brings joy to your city!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It is beautiful, the workmanship is very detailed. The Chinatown arches light up at night and cast a brilliant glow along the street.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

AB said...

I wonder what the big metal loop is in the top shot. It looks like the world's biggest basketball basket.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

It does look like a basket ball ring doesn't it? The ring is designed to hang lanterns on.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.