The Temple of Heaven

Beijing, China

"The Ming and Qing emperors would lead a procession here to perform rites and make
sacrifices to promote next year's crops and to curry favour with Heaven for the good
health of the empire. It was last used for this purpose on the winter solstice of December
23, 1914. I just wanted to have fun." --Susan

Thanks to Susan for phooning (and for the photo idea).


Sep 06, 2011

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