25 February, 2010

The Forbidden City

Amazing. It served as the political centre, or Imperial Palace of China for almost 6 centuries... From the Ming to the Qing, motherfuckers. Commoners, as well as pretty much everyone - weren't allowed there until it became a "Palace Museum" in 1925. It has openly been labelled the "Forbidden City" since it was built. How epic is that?

They call it a city, because it has 980 buildings, with 7,800 rooms... and those are just the ones which have survived the ravages of time!! - Why the hell was it forbidden? It is/was a full sized city!

Oh, and I've been there in real life, too.

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