So, back around 221 BC there was this emperor named Shih Huang Ti who said, “We’re going to build a really great wall.”
Well, really not a fantasy but Shilin, the Stone Forest in Yunnan Province, China, looks as if it were created by some god or space alien who turned the opposition to stone. Quite the opposite if you believe a local legend.
A man, who was minding his Yak (not shown) in Yunnan Province, China near the Tibetan Plateau.
Bejing is like a Sichuan Face Changing ritual, a routine in Chinese Opera in which a performer waves his cape and changes brightly-colored masks instantly, as many as 20 times in a few minutes. How it is done is a secret passed on through generations and the subject of a poignant 1996 film called “The King of Masks”. To the disgust of traditionalists, however, outsiders have picked it up to the point where it now almost a lounge routine.
Its original symbolism was scaring away wild animals.
Today’s Beijing is a big time Face Change Act.
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