Silent Guardians: The Timeless Roofscape of Tianjin Temple
Wandering through the energetic streets of Tianjin in February 2011, a serene encounter with a traditional temple revealed a fragment of China's timeless architectural artistry. Perched atop the gray and black tiles, five mythical figures stand as silent guardians, overlooking the realm below. As the morning cold light filters through the mist, the rich cultural narrative unfolds amongst the intertwining red and green beams adorned with yellow motifs, a suspended bell, and a dragon's head, evoking a sense of mystique and a journey back in time.
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