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Friday, March 20, 2009

Yellow, Yellow Dirty Fellow - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Yellow

Little Emperor strolling in the palace grounds

The colour yellow symbolizes royalty in many cultures especially in South-east Asia. In China, yellow was the symbol for the Emperor, commoners were not allowed to wear yellow then. If they were caught wearing the colour, they would be beheaded.

For the Chinese, yellow is associated with prosperity, happiness and peace because it is a bright, cheerful colour. However, it is not a compliment if a Chinese describes you or a movie as 'yellow', it means pornographic. haha....

The Emperors of Qing Dynasty

The royal throne

The residence of the Emperor, Empress and Concubines and their children

The above photos were taken on a trip to Shenyang Imperial Palace (沈阳故宫) where the early rulers of the Qing Dynasty lived.

The palace was huge but cold and uninviting. The chambers were simply furnished, unlike the elaborate scenes depicted in modern day films and television series.

The thought of having 3,000 concubines in the palace just to serve the Emperor is so bizarre! The Emperor is a dirty fellow! :P

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I want to include this information because I like the advice.

Why Pencils Are Yellow

Pencils are painted yellow because of this association with China, where the best graphite is found; in the past, only pencils with Chinese graphite used to be painted yellow.

The next time you want to write a note, letter, or story or want to make a drawing, try to imagine that you are a pencil and remember this advice:

You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held by some one. You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but this is needed to become a better pencil. You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make. The most important part of you will always be what's inside.

Tim Newlin
Creator of TimTim.com - Free Drawings for Classroom Use

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