Thursday, November 16, 2006

Forbidden list

The current (November) Metropolis has an article about reconstructing a garden within the Forbidden City (byline Jianying Zha). I love this list of garden features as translated by the author: Gate of Preserving Integrity, Pavilion of Tranquil Ease (the best kind!), Tower of Illuminating Wisdom, Tower of Auspicious Clouds, Studio of Esteemed Excellence, Lodge of Viridian Jade, Hall of Concentrating Brilliance (again, the best kind!), Pavilion of Prolonged Spring, Chamber of Crystalline Purity, Belevedere of Abundant Greenery, and, last, the pedestrian South Guard House.


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