chinese roof tiles

A Chinese tiled roof is a work of art. It has both protective and decorative functions and is full of symbolism. These semicircle tiles, alternating concave and convex rows, have a bamboo look, which is the symbol of youth and longevity. And the curved shape is thought to ward off evil spirits. The wadang (tile ends) are decorated with calligraphy and carvings and often depict wishes for good fortune, very complementary to the warding off of evil spirits.

My eye was caught by how weather beaten this roof is, while retaining a graceful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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