Thursday, January 6, 2011



Before I started Project 365, I knew that I wanted to take a picture of the lions that flank the entrance to the house on the corner of our street. Whenever someone comes to visit us, I always say..."look for the lions and then you'll know you are on our block."

I took lots of photos of the lions today, but I didn't like any of them. I tried black and white...sepia...color...actions...nothing really did it for me. Then I cropped one of the photos really tightly around the lion's face and the detail really stood out.

I did a bit of internet research and found out that lions guard the entrance to many buildings in Chinese culture. They are a symbol of wealth and prosperity and ward of evil spirits.

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