Tianammen Square

I went to Tianammen Square one night and then to the night markets. This square is where the large military parades take place. It is a huge, wide open area with the forbidden city (where China’s emporer used to live) on one side and Mao’s mausoleum (apparently Mao has been pickled against his wishes and could be viewed here at one time) on the other.

I like this photo. A single, unarmed, unknown man (his name is unknown!!!) had the courage to face down a column of tanks and bring them to a halt in the square. He had to have known that it meant certain death. No one really knows what happenned to him. At least 800 other students were killed in the 89′ uprising.

One of the night markets in Beijing.

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