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.

The screen wall

Imperial Hué, lower North WestPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, February 17, 2013 14:03:48

The first structure the visitor sees after entering the Queen Mother´s compound is the screen-wall decorated with paintings, reliefs, and mosaics. This wall protected the inhabitants of the quarter from the curious glances of the passers by.

Section of the screen-wall by the entrance to the Queens Mother compound. Photo: Krystyna Kierebinski, March 2012

Ducks and lotus leaf, detail of the decorative beoard running along the wall´s upper edge. Photo: Krystyna Kierebinski, March 2012

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