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Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-3-29 09:07
What in my eyes is a pity is that China doesn`t cherish their architectual treasures. I saw pictures taking by plane of Beijing in the 20`s....a beautiful city.When the communists took over Mao had ...
my stomach turns and churns from the inside out when taken to these eerie, gray, dirty, almost cob web infested old ruins that these tour guides take us whenever on a group tour in china...
i mean at the very least, these so called protected cultural relics should have been scrubbed to the very crevis; its dirts picked out of it; then brought back to the exact "proud condition it was" when in its hey days; then laminated with a protective coating and cordoned off from direct contact with the public instead of being permitted to be paraded in from of literally millions upon millions of visitors -- if they are cherished as the state treasures that they are being considered...
besides, by me, there are simply way way too many such sites and as such not needed. i mean just as everything else in life, the old "MUS" make room for the new. in other words, when i visit china, what i expect to see and marvel at is the progress china is making and not how glorious we were in our sorry assed days...
when i visits china, i look for marvels of engineering such as skyscrapers and other engineering feats that reaches for the skies, plus prehistoric marvels as the wall, but definitely not old run down ruins which tells me how the elites of Chinese society once lived apart from the rest of mainstream china. that i can catch up in the library and in documentaries in my tv screen...
no. we don't need to maintain the sorry assed sick old man of asia cultural image we were... we need to tear down bad memories and put up new ones as a legacy to what we, the modern chinese, are capable of achieving...