East Gate & West Gate
The East Gate and the West Gate are the entrances of the village. The East Gate is the main entrance on which there was engraved a sentence ‘The purple cloud comes from the East.’ In Chinese, purple means good fortune. The objective of the sentence is to hope to have highly-placed or high-ranking government officials and noble lords coming into the village all the time so that it makes the village prosperous and flourishing. On the other hand, there was engraved a sentence ‘The west can receive the auspicious light of luck.’ on the West Gate. It means the village people hope to get luck and peace.
Famous quotes containing the words west, east and/or gate:
“Women born at the turn of the century have been conditioned not to speak openly of their wedding nights. Of other nights in bed with other men they speak not at all. Today a woman having bedded with a great general feels free to tell us that in bed the general could not present arms. Women of my generation would have spared the great general the revelation of this failure.”
—Jessamyn West (19071984)
“Im glad weve been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face.”
—Elizabeth, Queen Mother (b. 1900)
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it.”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 7:13.