Naked Man To Jump From Roof ?

Here are two photos of a naked man on the roof top.

They are in fact sculptures on the roof top. The photos were taken yesterday in the premise of the Asia Society Center, Hong Kong.IMG_1511

The South China Morning Posts reported that :

The “Naked Man” sculptures by a world famous artist mounted on the rooftop of buildings in Central Hong Kong have sparked calls to the police from citizens who mistook them for suicide attempts.IMG_1509

The 31 life-sized sculptures by UK artist Antony Gormley, part of the public art installation Event Horizon, confused some passers-by who thought they were witnessing someone about to jump off a building – the most common way of committing suicide in Hong Kong.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate ( Ancestral Hall )

All Chinese ancestral halls are ornate, but not excessively so.

This picture was taken at a quiet corner of the ancestral hall at Lung Yeuk Tau, New Territories in Hong Kong.DSCF0442

I like all the decorations of the roof; the only thing I have reservation is the black wall tiling.

For most ancestral halls, the walls are made of “green bricks”. Maybe, they are no longer available, they are now replaced by the black tiled walls. What a pity!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (Ceiling)

This picture speaks for itself.

The roof is one of the very ornate ones which I have ever seen.DSCF6255A

The picture was taken in a temple dedicated to general Yuefei, while stopping by various places in my cruise trip on the Three Gorges.

A general who fought the Jin barbarians only to be recalled back by the emperor and finally executed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (Temple)

My last post shows how Ornate churches in Europe can be.

Many temples in the Orient are also ornate.

Here is the roof of the Wong Tai Sin temple in Hong Kong.CIMG7540

See the animals on the roof; each animal has a meaning ( but don’t ask me what they represent as I don’t know the answer).

This also reminds me the gargoyles and other features in European churches.