Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific

Posted on 09/04/2014


Photo taken on August 23, 2014


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Toronto
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Ontario
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1/350th
1/350
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ROM
Forbidden City
Royal Ontario Musuem
故宫
紫禁城
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China
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Imperial Palace
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太和殿 Hall of Supreme Harmony

太和殿 Hall of Supreme Harmony
Read more about this most important structure in the Forbidden City here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_of_Supreme_Harmony

When my brother's family visited us a few weeks ago, we went to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), which was hosting a special exhibition from Beijing's Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace of China). The exhibition itself forbids photography (why do you think it's called Forbidden City?), but not for this 1/350th scale-model of the entire palace itself

I was lucky enough to have visited the palace in 1986 in person, but I actually didn't realise how massive the palace is, until I see this scale-model. I do remember we walked and walked all day and didn't finish seeing all the buildings, courts, gardens, temples, and furnishings of the palace.

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