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Dragon turtle

Dragon turtle
I wondered about the significance of this bronze of a happy turtle outside the Hall of Supreme Harmony. Looking up the details and significance, Wikipedia tells us that "A dragon turtle (龙龟, Lóngguī) is a legendary Chinese creature that combines two of the four celestial animals of Chinese mythology: the body of a turtle with a dragon is promoted as a positive ornament in Feng Shui, symbolizing courage, determination, fertility, longevity, power, success, and support."
That sounds rather like another way of saying HFF, everyone. :-)

I couldn't resist adding this musical link.

Noisette du 11, Luiza Marilu Palacio Lu, Nouchetdu38, Diane Putnam and 20 other people have particularly liked this photo

23 comments - The latest ones
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
What an astonishing image!!!
2 years ago.
LotharW club
... great picture with gerat details!
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
I would have loved to have seen this !!!
2 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset club
He's really great and he has a nice message for us too. :-)

HFF, George!
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
I love your musical link George ;))) fits very well to your dragon-turtle...HFF and enjoy your weekend!
2 years ago.
Gudrun club
SOunds good- and looks good! HFF, George!
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Spectacular ! Thanks for showing ! HFF, George ! Many greetings from the summer to the winter ! :-))) !
2 years ago.
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
HFF, George!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful capture George.
HFF and a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
elvigiadelosamanecer… club
Hermoso disparo. Feliz fin de semana.
2 years ago.
Tacheles club
My tortoises would be amused, if I showed them your image. ;)
2 years ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Excellent composition, Geirge. Chock full of things to look at but never confusing. And fences for Friday.
2 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great impression from China ! HFF and a wonderful weekend, George !
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Nice information and wonderful detail George,
HFF and a lovely weekend.
2 years ago.
Erika+Manfred club
belated HFF
2 years ago.
I think the background adds so much to this excellent scene, George.
In Feng Shui the colours of the turtles are most important as is the location. This one being green needs to be found in the east of one's home to reap the benefits of it powers....allegedly

A belated HFF and the best of weekends to you.
2 years ago.
Ecobird club
A great fence and a very exotic looking setting. Lovely detail. HFF and have a good weekend George
2 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Glad you are enjoying your trip, George.
2 years ago.
Jean club
Beautiful detailed image. he looks very happy and has definitely had a long life.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

Historical & Architectural Gems
2 years ago.
RHH club
Interesting info and a superb image, George.
2 years ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Original ! Belated HFF, have a nice new week !
2 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
That place is a treasure trove. What a trip you had! Wonderful shot and info!
2 years ago.

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