An old Cypress tree by the South Gate, Zhongshan Park (中山公园 / 中山公園), Beijing

An old Cypress tree by the South Gate, Zhongshan Park (中山公园 / 中山公園), Beijing

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: FD-s032. See DC-s06.

Caption on photograph

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: FD-s032. The stone lions (shishi 石獅) were moved to this site from a Daming Temple in Hebei Province in 1918. During the Cultural Revolution, park workers buried the lions underground to protect them and restored them to their original positions by this gate in 1971. The cypress trees by this gate are still there. See DC-s06.

Location

Beijing

Estimated Date

1915

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

University of Bristol Library, Special Collections