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Great Ricx 2010-05-31 23:28

Hi Ally a really great TE image.. Its amazing how life has changed. Roads , electricity cables and telephone wires seem to clutter many a photo. Are those things in front decorative or post boxes? Have a great day Rich

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Old 06-01-2010, 08:02 AM
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Hi Rich,

Those are not post boxes.

The reddish architectures in front of the houses are shrines of Gods, it is a little space for Taoists worshipping the God of Sky , this is one of the characteristic of Chinese houses too.

Some of my old photos are showing these little shrine too.

Old Photo 1 :, Chinese houses at Ampang Village, the reddish shrine (normally built 3~5 feets off the ground) is use for worshipping God of Sky, and the yellowish shrine (directly built on the land) is for worship the Gods of Land/ Earth.

Old Photo 2 : In front of a shop owned by Chinese, the little red shrine built directly on the land is for worshipping the Gods of Land.

Thanks for viewing.

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Ally
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