Saturday, May 14, 2011

Me and Mao

Me and Mao - photographs by Louise Chin and Ig Aronovich of Lost Art. "...Tiananmen, or the 'Gate of Heavenly Peace' is a famous monument in Beijing and a national symbol in China. The gate was built in 1420 and is the front entrance to the Forbidden City.
Since the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949 the central gate has an image of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) suspended over it.
Tiananmen is one of the top tourist attractions in Beijing and with the increase of internal tourism in China on any given day it is possible to see Chinese tourists from several regions posing for photos in front of Mao's portrait.


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