Here are two photos of a naked man on the roof top.
The South China Morning Posts reported that :
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.
All Chinese ancestral halls are ornate, but not excessively so.
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!
This picture speaks for itself.
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.
My last post shows how Ornate churches in Europe can be.
Many temples in the Orient are also ornate.
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.
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The second picture was taken at the aquarium at Okinawa, Japan.
The roof has a repetitive pattern of triangular arches; again they appear as converging at a distance.
It is amazing to see what is On Top.
Grass, swimming pools of various sizes, water features, rest areas, trellis, planters with plants, sun bath chairs.
Also, fans for cooling water system etc.
You have antennas and satellite dishes, devices for lifting gondolas for cleaning and maintenance of external walls etc.