TQ1876 : Hand-painted carved wood dragon, Kew Gardens pagoda

taken 3 months ago, near to Kew, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Hand-painted carved wood dragon, Kew Gardens pagoda
Hand-painted carved wood dragon, Kew Gardens pagoda
This is one of eight hand carved dragons on the first floor of the pagoda.
Dragons on Kew Gardens pagoda
From 1762 to 1785 the pagoda at Kew was guarded by carved wooden dragons around the ten roofs. Then they were removed - and in 2019 dragons were installed again. Those on the first floor are hand-painted carved wood. On the other nine floors the dragons are 3D printed in polyamide, the size of dragon reducing from 2.3m nose to tail on the first level to 1m at the 10th level.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew :: TQ1877
The Gardens were established in 1759. The gardens are responsible for the world's largest collection of living plants. The site houses four Grade I and thirty six Grade II listed buildings. The gardens were designated UNESCO World Heritage status in 2003.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sculpture 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1847 7607 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.2721N 0:17.7428W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1847 7606
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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