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Chinese Doors

While living in China for years, doors at Chinese houses fascinated me, especially the door handles—in various sizes, shapes, colors and the superstitions that come with it. Most door knobs are in shape of a lion or dragon’s head. I really couldn’t accurately identify one from the other. They seem to look the same to me when seen in their unflattering, scary close-ups. These animals plastered (mostly in pairs) on almost every Chinese doors are the guardians of the house. They protect the house from evil spirits and unfortunate, unwanted events that may knock the door.

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Don’t be surprised if most doors are in red. The color represents luck and prosperity.

Do you know that a Chinese dragon is made up of nine animal creatures? It has a demon’s eyes, an eagle’s sharp claws, a snake’s neck (that’s why it’s long?), a camel’s head, a cow’s ears, a clam’s belly, a stag’s horn, a tiger’s feet sole, and 117 scales that cover its body are like that of a carp!

So, as you look at these photos up close—and really close, find those creatures. You might find some of them staring back at you. Or just plainly making faces directly at a human looking at them.

The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

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The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

The beauty and charm of Chinese doors.

Chinese house Doors

Chinese house Doors

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Chinese house Doors

Chinese house Doors

Chinese house Doors

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