Thursday, January 31, 2013

last Chinese building on Rockwell

There are twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. We are finishing the year of the Dragon, the year of the Snake is upcoming (Feb 10, 2013 – Jan 30, 2014). I have enjoyed the several year public art project which has a slew of decorated fiberglass animals, but wondered what the snake would look like. The few examples i have seen, have the snake coiled around something. Some animals are more festive than others. This is an unrelated permanent installation on Rockwell. Cleveland's Chinatown used to be about here, in recent years many old buildings have been demolished, and new construction has replaced some. The one remaining Chinese business building has had much renovation, being financed from Zhongshan. The statues and artistic work is new from overseas.
The grill work and trim is impressive.
note: man in day-glo neon is not Chinese

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