The Mao Memorial

on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The exterior of the Mao Memorial Hall in Tiananmen Square frankly reminds me of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. This picture was taken in 1987, when the Mao Memorial was relatively new. You can see the Chinese citizens lined up at the main entrance. As foreign visitors we got to slip in the side entrance, bypassing the line.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.