Photographer's Note

Statues adorn the courtyards of Beijing's famous Forbidden City. Animals from Chinese mythology. Dragons, phoenixes and also turtles, a symbol of longevity for example, impression of power for lions to ward off evil spirits and unwanted people. Original kneeling elephant making a reverence for the emperor.

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Additional Photos by Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13846 W: 379 N: 12027] (126851)
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