Monday, October 20, 2014

The Sun never sets...

Nanjing has 2500 years of history, often as the center of things, but its current center is Sun Yat-Sen, founder of the Republic of China. In the buildings around the enormous mausoleum (above) as well as in the Presidential Palace where he briefly held office he is omnipresent in every genre you could ask for. The number of scenes are fixed and rather limited - but in the final hall I saw at the Palace artists had departed from convention and made the religious veneration explicit. I won't bore you with details about these (offered roughly in the order I encountered them), just thank me for not having taken a picture of every one. (No photos permitted within the mausoleum itself.)
And here come the unconventional ones:

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