NZ2464 : Chinese Arch, Stowell Street

taken 8 years ago, near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Chinese Arch, Stowell Street
Chinese Arch, Stowell Street
The arch stands astride St Andrew's Street, close to its junction with Stowell Street. Newcastle’s Chinese arch was designed by Mr Yonglai Zhang, and constructed by a team of 12 traditional craftsmen from the Changsu Classical Garden Construction Company Ltd. from Changsu, in the Jiangsu Province and was opened in 2005. The arch is 11m high with a span of 9m between the two vertical columns. Carved and painted animals, notably dragons and phoenixes, decorate the arch. There are seven panels on each side of the arch, carved or painted with typical scenes or figures from Tyneside. Two stone lions stand guard at the base of the arch, bringing good luck and prosperity to the area. Stowell Street became known as Newcastle's 'China Town' in the early 1980s.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2444 6438 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.4064N 1:37.1839W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2443 6439
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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