Lion at entrance, left, Forbidden City, Verbotene Stadt, Peking, Beijing

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Comments (20)

sergio Delmonico on June 17, 2008

Hi picsonthemovie

Beautiful shot and compo! I adore these sculptures and all the details that it composes them! a beautiful shot and capture. Beautiful in all the details his turn. Congratulations my friend... Greetings!


picsonthemove on June 17, 2008

Hi Sergio Delmonico

from Wikipedia

The lions are generally present in pairs, with the female on the left and the male on the right. The male lion has his right paw on a ball, which represents the "flower of life" The female is essentially identical, but has a single cub under her left paw, representing the cycle of life. Symbolically, the female fu dog protects those dwelling inside, while the male guards the structure. Sometimes the female has her mouth closed, and the male open. This symbolizes the enunciation of the sacred word "om". However, Japanese adaptions state that the male is inhaling, representing life, while the female exhales, representing death. Other styles have both lions with a single large pearl in each of their partially opened mouths. The pearl is carved so that it can roll about in the lion's mouth but sized just large enough so that it can never be removed.



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sergio Delmonico on June 17, 2008

Hello my friend...

Thank you very much for the feedback I liked to read a little of his explanatory text. Thank you very much for the cultural information. Have a good week! great hug!


Schwiemonster on September 26, 2008

Hi Picsonthemove

Dieses Original wirkt natürlich imponierend und fantastisch, dagegen ist meiner eine Spielzeugvariation. Wunderbar auch die Details in der Vergrößerung !Spannend finde ich auch deine Erklärung der Symbolic, hast du den männlichen Löwen auch? Muss eine beeindruckende Anlage sein!

LG. Ellen

picsonthemove on September 26, 2008

Hallo Ellen,

gleich daneben. Das sind beide Diascans, auch die verbotene Stadt wartet, wie die anderen China Dias, aufs Scannen



Basili on September 27, 2008

Very nice! I made a similar picture when I visited Beijing this year.



GBTA on November 3, 2008

As well, that he did not live ☺ ☺ ☺

VKeith on November 13, 2008

Great! I hope to visit this place sometime!

vp_hmbg-PRO PANORAMI… on December 3, 2008

Hallo picsonthemove, lese gerade mit Interesse die Deutung der beiden chinesischen Löwenfiguren. Beim Völkerkundemuseum/ Hamburg wurde gerade ein chin. Teehaus eröffnet, dort steht auch ein Löwenpaar am Eingang, es sieht aber so aus, als seien beide ziemlich gleich, also jeder mit der Kugel unter einer Pranke. Das werde ich mir aber demnächst noch näher ansehen.

VG, Volker

picsonthemove on August 14, 2009

I'm still wondering why this lion is so much popular to his other one?



picsonthemove on August 14, 2009

My thanks to you all for 1.000 views



Construction Lodz Po… on November 25, 2009

super!!! bardzo piękne fotki wszystkie zachwycające pozdrawiam stevenlodz

Andreas Czieborowski on November 28, 2009

Hallo picsonthemove,

gratuliere zu Deiner China Reise. Ich bin leider nur immer geschäftlich da. Die Löwen stehen übrigens vor dem Qianqingmen. Position guckst Du hier.

Gruß, Andreas

picsonthemove on December 6, 2009

Hallo Andreas,

diese Reise ist schon 8 Jahre her, die Positionierung erfolgte nach Gedächtnis und GE, Du hast Recht, danke und geändert



Andreas Czieborowski on December 6, 2009

Hi picsonthemove,

die Positionierung nach so langer Zeit und frei nach Gedächtnis war schon ganz gut :-).

Salut und machs gut,


picsonthemove on December 9, 2009

Thanks a lot for 2.000 views



Gasvi Turk on April 11, 2010

great shot congratulations

picsonthemove on May 14, 2010

My thanks to you for 3.000 views



ktjun on July 11, 2011

this is a female one at front of inner palace of the forbidden city in beijing China mainland,i used to be a tour guide for 20years actually i am a local

Chick Lam on August 14, 2011

I am amazed to find this to match my photo of the right side lion taken in the same year, 2002. Thanks.

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