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City, Gate, Mao and translation

About the Gate of Heavenly Peace
Placed at the souther of the Forbidden City, is reached via seven marble bridges across a small moat.

Meaning (translation from Chinese)
Gate of Heavenly Peace has become the symbol of Beijing and, indeed, the People’s Republic
It is the only public building in the city still to display the portrait of Mao on the outside
To the left of this portrait is a sign in Chinese characters: “Long live the People’s Republic of China.”
The sign on the right says, “Long live the great unity of all the peoples of the world.”

Source : My notes and some information obtained in Travel Chine Guide

The photo
I know it is not simetrically perfect, it was because I wanted to capture the wide arch through which one enters the complex and there was a huge box at the very middle

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1693 W: 12 N: 3313] (13294)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-16
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-07 11:18
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