Postcards 4U: Faded glory

Dear U,

Hue’s glorious days as the capital of ancient dynasties had long passed. Today’s Hue is a mellow city renowned for its ancient Imperial Citadel as well as a good place to get some tailored clothes (it’s cheaper than Hoi An). This photo is taken at the entrance to the Imperial Citadel. Although I have yet to go to China but the architecture reminded me of the palaces of ancient Chinese dynasties that I saw in movies that I used to watch growing up. There are some beautiful structures here but they are a bit rundown due to poor maintenance. The atmosphere in the citadel was a little somber due to the┬ádesolate state the buildings are in.┬áBut things are looking up as restoration works are in progress.

Wish you were here,

Noel

 

 

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