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Notes on the Geography of China: The Grand Axis of Imperial Beijing: Photo 8

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We're still in the same courtyard but looking northeasterly now toward the Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihemen), through which the Imperial Way leads into a second great courtyard.

Astute youngsters, not yet old enough to kowtow, will enter this space and say they don't like it. But then, the builders weren't trying to make visitors feel at home; they wanted to make them feel insignificant.

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