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Lotus Trunk

Spotted this "lotus trunk" on the beam of a traditional Chinese dwelling. Did a little photoshopping to bring out the really beautiful 'burnish colors' of the ancient wood carving.

 

This is part of the Fuk Tak Chi Museum at Far East Square, Singapore (Telok Ayer Street) - this small street museum (which contains only a square courtyard and a shrine room) was previously the first Chinese temple in Singapore built in the 1820s by Hakka and Cantonese immigrants and was dedicated to Tua Pek Kong (the Earth God, but more commonly considered as the God of Prosperity).

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Uploaded on September 23, 2006