Hué in time

Hué in time

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What´s left of the Old Hué gives a vague idea of how the Citadel and Imperial City looked like during the times of the Nguyen dynasty. Was the city as enchanting as its remains are striking with their absence? What was the ideal of beauty? Who were the artists? Which details are authentic and what is much later translation of former splendor?
Presuming that I´m not the only person interested, adding the great outreach of internet, the blog may be a platform for us who want to know more and who have something to tell about the city of Hué. In time.

Workshops

Imperial Hué, East, centerPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, December 29, 2013 14:57:09
Carpentry and ironmongery workshops. Together with the building of the Treasury House the workshops were forming the square yard.

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Treasury Noi Vu

Imperial Hué, East, centerPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, December 29, 2013 14:54:56
Building in the French style, the treasury of the household, where the luxurious objects were stored; old crockery, ivory, silk, tortoiseshell, tiger bones, royal clothes.

Together with three others buildings the Noi Vu formed a square yard. These other buildings were workshops.

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Dong Dai Gate

Imperial Hué, East, centerPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, December 29, 2013 14:47:19
Exit from the Imperial City.

Undated postcard taken probably in the 1950-ties or 1960-ties. The flag seen in the background is not the one of the Ho Chi Minh´s Vietnam, looks rather as the one of the South Vietnam. Private collection.

The more recent photo taken from another angle. March 212

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Military mandarins´room, Thi Ve Xu´

Imperial Hué, East, centerPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, December 29, 2013 14:40:10

Second of the two long narrow building along the wall was the room for the military mandarins.



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Mandarin´s meeting place, Tap Hien Vien

Imperial Hué, East, centerPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, December 29, 2013 14:37:25

Along the wall neighboring with the forbidden part, there were two long buildings. One of them was "Meeting Place of the Wise Men". Here the mandarins met for drafts off the royal records.



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Princes´Study Room

Imperial Hué, East, centerPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sat, November 10, 2012 19:47:58

The north-western corner of this compound housed the buildning of the princes´study, Chanh Mong Du´o´ng.

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