chairman mao

found in a gift shop next to the fu-zi temple in nanjing. in china there seems to be a still unbroken reverence for the former chairman. from a westerner’s point of view this seems a bit bewildering, just having read wikipedia’s entry about this leader of his people: the number of victims of the chinese revolution and the following 30 years is estimated as 10 millions. strange – as so many things in china.


  1. I saw a documentary once about a dr. healing the eyes of the blind and the odd thing they all thanked him rather than the Dr. – very different way of thinking for sure.

  2. Hello Markus,

    I love following your travels and the richness your images bring. This is another great example of how you “show” us the culture of the places you visit.

    Thank you — Marti

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