Cleaning up some of the photos from my recent vacation in Sichuan, I particularly liked these two for that glimpse of 'chinois' afforded by just a section of the local architecture in a little river town. This post is titled "45 degrees UP
", cos' sometimes, it pays not to look forward all the time BUT to look up!
These were part of a row of small statues sitting on top of the roof of a temple. The smiling buddha in the centre was easily identifiable but the other was pretty unusual, a strange creature that looked like a dragon but with a fish tail (as a headgear??) and the hilt of a sword at the back of its skull.... really weird!
Along an old-fashioned cobbled street, I found these lovely maroon red carved timber eaves set out in a row. Liked the contrast between these dark colors and the washed out roofs in the background. Notice the colorful lanterns hanging in a row as well!