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The Chinese Arch


I posted a picture of this in the early days so sufficient time has past to post another of this fine specimen of Chinese art and architecture. It is the largest outside of China. Standing 15 meters or some 50 feet tall and spanning the street it stands on (Nelson Street). It has to rank as one of the most spectacular sites in Liverpool.  It has 200 Dragons, five roofs and a complex set of images in gold

Shipped from Shanghai in China piece by piece, the whole arch was put together by Chinese craftsmen in the year 2000, just in time for the annual Chinese, New Year celebrations held in this area every year. It has been repainted and gilded for the European Capital of Culture year, 2008.

Protected by two bronze lions, and placed correctly with the principles of Feng Shui. The archway in all its glory simply states one thing, Zhong Guo Cheng or simply translated "Chinatown."


The Chinese Arch


I posted a picture of this in the early days so sufficient time has past to post another of this fine specimen of Chinese art and architecture. It is the largest outside of China. Standing 15 meters or some 50 feet tall and spanning the street it stands on (Nelson Street). It has to rank as one of the most spectacular sites in Liverpool.  It has 200 Dragons, five roofs and a complex set of images in gold

Shipped from Shanghai in China piece by piece, the whole arch was put together by Chinese craftsmen in the year 2000, just in time for the annual Chinese, New Year celebrations held in this area every year. It has been repainted and gilded for the European Capital of Culture year, 2008.

Protected by two bronze lions, and placed correctly with the principles of Feng Shui. The archway in all its glory simply states one thing, Zhong Guo Cheng or simply translated "Chinatown."


comments (2)

What a magnificent structure Les, thanks for sashowing it to us, I missed your first posting of this.
Les Auld: It is impressive, thanks for the comment Brian.
  • Zeus
  • Sub-tropical London
  • 28 Dec 2008, 20:03
Very cool with the sunlight in the background, and interesting info! Cheers, H.
Les Auld: Thanks H. appreciate the comment.

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