Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (10/4/2011)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A sunny day!
Took the Metro to the base of the Purple Mountain, and began the climb to the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum.
A Confederate Rose along the way:
A fake tree/cell tower:
Sun Yat-sen, known in China as Zhongshan, is considered the "Father of the Nation." He was instrumental in overthrowing the imperial Qing Dynasty and was the first provisional president of the Republic of China in 1912.
The Memorial Archway:
The word "Love" is inscribed on the arch:
Rather than the religious Spirit Way, we have the Passway, lined with pine trees:
A family dressed alike:
The so-called "Frontispiece" with copper gates:
The Stele:
The stele/stone tablet is inscribed with 24 characters, but no words as no words are capable of representing such a great man.
The crowds of people:
Halfway up the 400 steps:
Huabiao/ornamental column:
Heading back down:
As one leaves the area:
Sun Yat-sen at a downtown intersection:
After lunch at a noodle shop, we went to the train station to return to Shanghai.

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