Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Jingshan Gongyuan, The Hill

As we made our way up the side of the hill, Desi made a remark that summed it all up...

Don't lose sight of the fact that the dirt we are walking on is from the moat of the Forbidden City.

Yes, the Forbidden City has a moat that runs all the way around its 9999 rooms and [some large number] hectares. All that dirt had to go somewhere...Why not dump it in a big pile (well, it's really more than a pile...) across the street?

The end result is a 360-degree view of the city that is really quite spectacular (not that pictures can do it any justice...another byproduct of all of that particulate matter in the air).

Just another vivid example of the people power that has fueled China for all of these centuries...

~Steve

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