The same day but 67 years ago, the whole China was celebrating with joy of tear. Chinese people stood up firmly and independently on the ground finally. The announcement was made by Mao on the Tiananmen Tower in Beijing. Now Beijing's charm has attracted the tourists from all over the world. I used to work there between year 2000-2002 and had always thought that one day I could go back to settle down there for good. The last day before I left Beijing in 2002 was a Christmas eve. It was was a freezing cold winter day. I decided to spend my last day in Beijing by visiting the biggest royal palace, the Forbidden City. It wasn't the peak season at all for sight seeing. I was traveling around alone insides of the Forbidden city under the temperature 5% below zero, with those big snow flakes dancing in the air.
I could feel the sensation of of history through the thick and old air. Some memory in our lives will never be erased. My first visit of the Forbidden City was one of them. The emotion and desire of wanting to learn more about the splendid yet sad history of the last dynasty of China ruled by Manchu become stronger after the visit and it had been hidden somewhere inside of me until I started to paint the portrait "The Dream in The Forbidden City".
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