Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Nanjing

The first couple of days in Nanjing were spent at the UX conference we were going to, so we won’t talk about that, as that would be boring….

G'day, my name's Bruce

G’day, my name’s Bruce

After we’d done the web nerd stuff, we set about seeing some of this fabulous city. We didn’t manage to see as much as we’d have liked, as we were pretty pressed for time, but what we did see was spectacular.

First stop was the Nanjing Aquarium. It was closed. Being that my nephew’s were, at one time, massive Finding Nemo fans, I had to take this photo of the sign. I’m guessing this is meant to be Bruce. If it’s not, it’s a damned fine likeness.

Fake Plastic Trees

Fake Plastic Trees

We then walked for a bit more and ended up at the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum. ┬áBut not before discovering this excellent tree. It may not look like it in the pic, but this baby is as fake as Pamela Anderson’s chest. All plastic and full of mobile phone transmitters (not that I’m saying Pammy would necessarily give good mobile reception). Pretty funny to see and it did stick out like a sore thumb as it didn’t match any of the surrounding trees, in either species or stature.

All plastic and full of mobile phone transmitters (not that I’m saying Pammy would necessarily give good mobile reception). Pretty funny to see and it did stick out like a sore thumb as it didn’t match any of the surrounding trees, in either species or stature.

Pretty funny to see and it did stick out like a sore thumb as it didn’t match any of the surrounding trees, in either species or stature.

The ┬ámausoleum was spectacular stuff. Amazing architecture and so much detail in the buildings and surrounding gardens. There were stone animals guarding the entrance to the tomb too (The Sacred Way). It’s pretty humbling seeing all this stuff. The history of it alone is mind blowing, but also the tradition and the reverence held is something that’s hard to fathom, being white Australians.

More info on the history of the tomb is here and here.

Piccies below:

InterContinental NANJING InterContinental NANJING

Enjoy every modern luxury at this landmark Nanjing Hotel overlooking Gulou Square. Towering 450 metres above Nanjing, the hotel is the tallest building in the city with a spectacular view of the skyline and nearby Zijin Mountain. Take in the stellar scenery from the 45th floor at Horizon Cafe where you can watch chefs preparing a creative menu of international, Indian, Italian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. For relaxing, this Nanjing hotel offers a full-service spa and indoor and outdoor pools.









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