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Great greentara 2010-03-22 18:09

Hi John,

How very interesting about the swastikas. I was just talking about the swastika as a Hindu and Buddhist symbol with someone. I wonder what it meant in this application? Do you know?

Thanks for sharing this.


Old 03-23-2010, 01:17 AM
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If you look closely at the band of swastikas, some are "clockwise" and the others "counterclockwise". (Of course, which is which is fodder for argument).
Wikipedia has a good article on these crosses.
But this hotel, built in late 1890s, when swastikas were often good-luck symbol, predates the Nazi era. During WW2, the crosses were covered.
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