Friday, July 03, 2009

Preparing For National Day On The Fourth Of July

Although there isn't so much as a whisper of Independence Day here on the other side of the world, there is certainly plenty of patriotism in the air. On October 1st of this year, China will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.

Now, speaking for myself, I am not quite sure why sixty is such an important number. But, nevertheless, the preparations for a monumental celebration are in full swing. Witness the mural depicted in the accompanying pictures.

This mural, which (no joke) is several city blocks long, is a string of apparently independently painted pieces. These scenes depict Chinese pride in things like pandas, the 2008 Olympics, imperial history, the Great Wall, space exploration, and the motherland herself.

Enjoy the fireworks, everybody!

~Steve

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