Nanjing, China, the ancient city, Jinling, situated at the Yangtze River Delta, and has historically served, on and off, as the governing center of China since the 3rd century to 1949. It has been an important center of arts, cultures, and educational, with these continuous influences made Nanjing the nation’s most civilized city thus winning the 2008 U.N. Habitat Scroll of Honor Award.
Not far from here is the Museum of Imperial Exam and Imperial Academy. Nearby is the Qin Hai River where scholars used to gather in tea houses on its water banks.
Here are a glimpse of the things in the market place.
With in this area is the old residence of the famous Chinese statesman, philosopher, and poet, naming the “Black Clothes Lane” whether it was named because during the Three Kingdom Period, it was the barracks of soldiers who wore black uniform or the nobles at the time prefer to show dignity in black clothes. During the Tang Dynasty, a poet named Liu Yuxi wrote a poem: (It goes something like this:
Wild flowers flourish along the Zhuque Bridge The sun sets at the end of Wuyi Lane The swallows that had swarm the place Had all flown to normal homes