WPC – Weathered Decoration On The Roof


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Decoration on the Roof of Japanese Covered Bridge at Hoi An

The cool breeze of December, and also the drizzle in that afternoon made the atmosphere in Hoi An’s old town, -an small city in Central Vietnam which is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to 19th century and listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site-, become more tender. I stopped for a while in front of the gate of famous Japanese covered bridge, looked up and was amazed.

Ignoring the dropping drizzle on my face, I could not take my eyes off of the Chinese style decoration on the gate’s rooftop. The weathered decoration could not hide the bright beauty of the blue ceramics which were glued on the decor.

This bridge was one of the famous landmarks in Hoi An and became as a symbolic of Hoi An of its rich mercantile past. It’s believed that this bridge was built in 17th century by the Japanese trading community to link them with the Chinese people in the eastern section of the town.

And I could see the similar beauty on other rooftop’s decoration in a temple in Hoi An…

Although being weathered, it’s still beautiful…

Which one do you prefer?

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The dragon decoration on rooftop of a temple in Hoi An

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