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渠家大园 Qu family's compound
山西Shanxi 渠家大院Qu Family Compound-qufamilycompound_1 >>qucom018


Qu family's compound

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A carved stone piece by the doorway. Some carved stones pieces function as a stepping stone to climb up a horse or carriage. These are called 上马石Shangmashi, literally means "up a horse stones". The stone piece in this photo does not appear to have the same function, but rather just a decorated piece called 门墩mendun - a standard design piece place, in pairs, before a doorway.