Sunday, November 4, 2007

Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen

This is a photograph of a mausoleum in China. At first, I assumed it was a Japanese structure. I was able to translate the first three characters as CHU SAN RYO. That didn't help much, but RYO further translated into "misasagi" or "imperial mausoleum." I did a Google search and came across a photo that matches. This has got to be the same building as the building in the background of the black and white photo. I presume this to be the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the father of China's revolution. Construction on the mausoleum was started in 1926 and completed in 1929. The mausoleum is situated at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin in Nanjing, China. The architect was Lu Yanzhi, who died shortly after it was finished.