TQ1876 : Kew Gardens pagoda with dragons at ten levels

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

Kew Gardens pagoda with dragons at ten levels
Kew Gardens pagoda with dragons at ten levels
Earlier photos such as TQ1876 : The Pagoda show the pagoda without the dragons, which were added in 2019.
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)
Thursday, 7 March, 2019
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Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1846 7607 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.2723N 0:17.7514W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1845 7602
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