This 19-foot bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat Sen is built to commemorate the great Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China ("Nationalist China"). As the foremost pioneer of Republic of China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China (ROC), and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in the People's Republic of China. Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty during the years leading up to the Double Ten Revolution
Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Every hour, there is a formal changing of the military honor guards which has became a tourist attraction.
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Noel_Byrne (33628) 2013-06-18 5:30
This is a very fine statue, and its pose reminds me a lot of Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. It has that sense of greatness and respect too, and its sitting pose it similar. I really like how you chose your angle on this, I would have been tempted to go head on, but this works really well as it allows you to frame it so nicely between the red columns and have the flag fly prominently in the centre of the frame. Great vision.
All the best
- Copyright: Ralf Lai (kim_gwan) (444)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-03
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha a35, SAL 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6, SDHC 8G, Hoya HMC UV Multicoated 55mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-06-17 7:39