Thursday, July 24, 2008

Chinese Lions

This past Monday (July 21), representatives of the city of Ningbo, China, were on hand to help unveil two carved stone lions to the city of Milwaukee. Ningbo and Milwaukee have established a "Friendship", but have not been designated as Sister Cities. The lions stand guard at the Zeidler Municipal Office Building downtown. The male lion (shown here) stands with one paw holding a ball, as the guardian of the building. The female lion stands with one paw holding a cub, as the protector of the people within. In addition to the presentation, a 30-member trade delegation from Ningbo attended a trade conference hosted by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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