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CHINA TOWN GATE
A Chinatown, a place where a vast majority of the people who live there are Asian (not always Chinese. China Town as a "Chinese enclave", is defined as "... any small, distinct area or [Chinese] group enclosed or isolated within a larger [Non-Chinese] group." The development of most Chinatowns typically starts with mass migration to an area having zero or very few Chinese. China Town Gate always appeared at China Town in every part of the world. China town gate called as A Paifang牌坊, also known as a pailou, is a traditional style of Chinese architectural arch or gateway structure that is related to the Indian Torana from which it is derived. Paifangs come in a number of forms. One form involves placing wooden pillars onto stone bases, which are bound together with wooden beams. This type of paifang is always beautifully decorated, with the pillars usually painted in red, the beams decorated with intricate designs and Chinese calligraphy, and the roof covered with coloured tiles, complete with mythical beastsjust like a Chinese palace. Another form of paifang is in the form of true archways made of stone or bricks; the walls may be painted, or decorated with coloured tiles; the top of the archways are decorated like their wooden counterparts. Yet another form of paifang, built mainly on religious and burial grounds, consists of plain white stone pillars and beams, with neither roof tiles nor any coloured decoration, but feature elaborate carvings created by master masons.
Riding The Tide
Seascape painting with a difference. I've watched, mesmerised, as surfers ride the waves here in Stonehaven as well as seeing them off the coast of St Ives, Cornwall, when I was young. Here is a painting of how they might love it to be... A light and fresh painting, like a window to the sea in your room! Painted on standard canvas, 23" x 16" (A2 size), with picture continuing around the edges so no frame required unless preferred. Free shipping, well protected in the post and using a tracked and insured service. Fitted with D-rings and a cord at the back so it's ready to hang when it arrives.
Who am I
Waiting On A Tide £190 FREE DEL UK
Two Mackerel on Wooden Block
Bright and lively painting on standard canvas, 12inches x 10inches, painting continues around edges so no frame required. I have run out of wall space so show it here propped on a radiator just to give you the proportions. Fitted with D-rings and a cord at the back so it is ready to hang.