Posting vignettes based on great postcards found in my mail box and elsewhere.

Monday, June 28, 2010

God Walks The Central Path

Luhuiwen, a Postcrossing member from China, sent this beautiful scenic postcard of the Heavenly Thoroughfare. The walkway runs from the Temple of Heaven to the Temple of Agriculture. The view is toward the Temple of Heaven to the south.
The description on the card notes that the central path, known as the Heavenly Thoroughfare, was "reserved exclusively for God and nobody, including the Emperor, was allowed to set foot onto it." The Emperor used the path to the left and the ministers and princes used the path to the right.
Don't look now but it looks like God is walking the central path in the distance.

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