image A look back: Imperial roof decoration in China

Here’s a detail from a roof of a building in the Forbidden City in Beijing that I took during our trip to China in 2007. According to Wiki, these figures were only allowed on official buildings. The Wiki report continues: “At the tail of the procession will be an imperial dragon, representing the authority of the state.”

Here’s a detail from a roof of a building in the Forbidden City in Beijing that I took during our trip to China in 2007. According to Wiki, these figures were only allowed on official buildings. The Wiki report continues: “At the tail of the procession will be an imperial dragon, representing the authority of the state.” Click here for the Wiki page about Imperial roof decoration.

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