Nigel at Big Goose - Xian, Shaanxi Province
Oct 5 2001

Once reserved for high officials or royalty, the lions found guarding the doorways of temples and palaces can now be found all over the world as a form of decoration. The male is always on the right and has the world beneath his paw. Here I sit with the female - she is thought to be feeding the cub beneath her paw through her claws.

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nigel & julie snow