China - the Forbidden City


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  • China - the Forbidden City

    1. 1. Photographed by Jair (Yair) Moreshet 2006 Music: The Jasmine Flower song played on the traditional Chinese instrument Erhu (China)
    2. 2. The first Gate Building of the Forbidden City
    3. 4. The throne of the last emperor in the Forbidden City
    4. 5. Beijing: Ascending to the Temple of Heaven
    5. 6. Beijing: The historical Temple of Heaven.
    6. 8. Temple of Heaven: The typical current usage by Beijing citizens. (The majority of Chinese don’t believe in any organized religion, anyway.)
    7. 9. … however, if you are an anxious pedestrian in the Hutong district of Beijing and feel an urge for an immediate support, this niche is available for you off the side walk for self-service…
    8. 10. In the Hutong district of Beijing: The gardens of a (historical) residence of a Mandarin.
    9. 11. Beijing: The classical Chinese opera
    10. 14. Xian: The Wild Goose Pagoda of the 7 th century
    11. 16. Xian: A modern park next to the Wild Goose Pagoda (in the background).
    12. 17. Xian: A governmentally owned and operated factory for Classical Chinese furniture & decor. They do negotiate prices, though, as a part of the trend toward a “Market Economy”
    13. 18. Xian: The local opera
    14. 19. The Buddha in Leshan is the biggest in the world. It was carved in the mountain throughout the 8th century. It faces the river to protect against repeated floods.
    15. 20. Chengdu: In the Wenshu Monastery
    16. 26. Chengdu: The Old City
    17. 27. Chengdu, the Old City: The tea ceremony is played continuously behind the window of a tea store.
    18. 29. Chengdu, the Old City: The Sichuan opera.
    19. 31. Shanghai: The entrance to the market place surrounding the 16 th century Yu Yuan gardens
    20. 33. Shanghai: The 16 th century Yu Yuan gardens
    21. 34. Shanghai
    22. 36. Suzhou - Grand Canal and City Gate
    23. 37. Suzhou: the Humble Administrator’s Garden
    24. 39. Zhu Jiajiao village -- the local community’s temple (Taoist)
    25. 40. The “Mighty” Yangtze River, which is actually rather Muddy and Somber
    26. 41. A lovely secondary tributary to the Yangtze that is going to disappear as a consequence of the Yangtze giant dam project (the largest in the world)
    27. 43. A historical costumes and minorities show
    28. 46. Fengdu is called the “City of Ghosts” because its temples are filled with statues of demons
    29. 49. Guilin
    30. 50. Yangshuo
    31. 51. In the Yangshuo Bazaar
    32. 52. By the Li River, farmer family members at their rice field in their last effort after sunset
    33. 54. Li River after sunset: A traditional fisherman on a bamboo barge / boat is doing a highly efficient job using a kerosene lantern to attract fish and cormorant birds to catch them for him. (This Li River scenery appears in many Chinese paintings, and even on the current 2 Yuan money bill.)
    34. 56. Guangzhou (the historical Canton) -- a typical alley
    35. 57. Guangzhou -- the Temple of Six Banyan Trees