A collection of dragons from around the world.
Let’s meet at the dragon restaurant at the beach on Koh Lanta in Thailand. Chinese New Year dragon lantern in Vancouver. A swirling dragon embroidered on a royal yellow gown in Hoi An, Vietnam. The Vietnamese people consider themselves to be the people of the dragon meaning dragons are everywhere there. Bright ribbon dragon in Bangkok, Thailand.
Incidentally, the Chinese character for dragon shows ‘flesh’ (body) with wings at the side, looking more like a European dragon (or a dragon fly), as the Asian dragons don’t have wings and slither through the air using wavy bits. Europeans have dragons too, only with shorter tails and distinctive bat-like wings, like Tournai’s town symbol in Belgium.
In Welsh: Y Ddraig Goch, meaning the red dragon, is at the centre of the Welsh flag, weathervanes, pubs, beer, city halls and more. Wales is full of dragons. In Toledo’s Cathedral this dragon guards the gate to the inner sanctum (Spain).
More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Dragon.