Gulangyu Island, China: Shutters on the Golden Melon Building.
The Golden Melon Building is a villa built in 1922, so-named after its two golden melon-esque domes. The Western style villa is decorated with Chinese elements with both Chinese and Western-style rooms inside.


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All images © Ethna Gillespie and all rights reserved.

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  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaover 2 years ago

    Badly in need of a lick of paint. :) Is that a lizard above the window? Another of your ‘seducing’ shots!

  • Thanks, Marjolein and thank you for the favorite. It looks like a winged lion-like creature to me.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    I like the shutters more than the dome.

  • Thanks, Maree. Me too. The name of the building makes me laugh: strikes me as kind of goofy. It makes me think of a melonhead. Thank you for the favorite.

    – Ethna Gillespie

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