Feb 9, 2010
Tian An’Men (Gate of Heavenly Peace), the entrance to the forbidden city, is the national symbol of China. I was passing by Tian An’men square one day when I was in town, taking random snapshots of people. I saw many people, most of them from rural China, a few from overseas were taking souvenir pictures in front of the gate as a proud prove that they had been there.
I was a voyeur with great interest and amusement to watch people pose in front of this historically significant monument, it was also interesting being a traveler in a city where I was born and grew up.
I passed by Tian An’Men again in 2015 wondering if it is the same?