Friday, March 06, 2009

The Forbidden City 2

This is the follow ups of
The Forbidden City 1

The character in the picture is prounced (xi). It is only used in traditional Chinese wedding ceremony.
It means happiness. The photo was tooken from one of the odalisques' bed room.

The picture shows you the whole sight of the Forbidden City. The white line in the middle of the picture is call the axle line.
It symbolizes the back bone of a Chinese Dragon. If some one "break" it, the country will destruction. (There are many legends)

This is the most interesting treasure I saw. This wrought clock was made by Timothy Williamson for Ting dynasty.
The robot can writes 8 characters "八方向化,九土来王". Unfortunately I had no chance to see how it worked.
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