Our recent podcast episode "Chinese Zodiac: Superstition, Economics & Destiny" explores astrology's marked impact on Chinese birthrates and all the possible reasons for those dragon year spikes -- but we also discuss cultural significance of all those zodiacal animals. They're frequent subjects in public Chinese art, so I just had to share some of the coolest looking examples from our research. These lifelike statues stand in the courtyard of Hong Kong's Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple. I expect them to come to life at any moment.
Like me, you probably want to see each one of these beauties -- so be sure to visit this Lense Moments gallery.