the-forbidden-city

anonymous asked:

Hey there. So I am writing a fanfiction in an apocalyptic setting. Could you help me out with a list of places that could be made into hideouts? Thanks in advance!

  • Hospital
  • Large Store (Costco)
  • Elementary School
  • College Campus
  • Factory
  • Office Building
  • Forest Shelter
  • Lighthouse
  • Museum
  • Subway (Metro / Train) System
  • Sewers
  • Roof of Skyscraper
  • Casino
  • Vegan Coffeeshop
  • Farm
  • Film Developing Room
  • Library
  • Movie Theatre
  • Auditorium
  • Gym
  • Beach
  • Apartment
  • Basement
  • Pharmacy
  • Asylum
  • Historical Prison
  • Card Shop
  • Hotel
  • Motel
  • Lakehouse
  • Ship
  • Rowboat
  • Island
  • Army Base
  • Radioshack
  • White House
  • Twinkie Factory
  • Forbidden City in Beijing, China
  • Middle Eastern Marketplace
  • Slums of India
  • Serbian Tundra
  • Parisian Catacombs
  • Disney World / Land
  • The North Pole
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[2/7] Palaces/Castles - The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the home of the Emperors of China from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Located in Beijing, it was built between 1406 and 1420 when the Yongle Emperor moved the capital there. It became the home of the Emperors and their families, as well as the political and ceremonial centre of government. It gained the name “The Forbidden City” because leaving or entering the palace complex was strictly forbidden without permission from the Emperor. When Puyi, the 12th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty and China’s last Emperor, abdicated the throne in 1912 it ceased being the centre of government. The Palace Museum was established there in 1925, and it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

The Forbidden City - Beijing, China.
At the entrance to the Forbidden City – an ancient imperial palace in Beijing that was built in the early 1400’s – you can see the same ‘Flower of Life’ under the paw of the Fu Dog (more accurately called “Guardian Lions”). This palace was home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Could the Fu Dogs not only be a symbol of protection to buildings and their inhabitants, but guardians of the knowledge of how universal energy works?

The Golden Temple - Amritsar, India. 
The 'Flower of Life’ also appears on the walkway around the Golden Temple, or Harmandir Sahib, one of the holiest shrines of the Sikh religion. It was built in the 16th Century and means the “Temple of God.”

This temple was intricately designed and has many symbolic aspects. For example, it has four entrances that signify the importance of acceptance and openness in the Sikh religion – all visitors are welcome.

Given the thought and care that went into the temples construction, it seems significant that the flower of life also appears here. Is it merely a coincidence or could these ancient architects have also known about the flower of life and the potential it holds for humanity?

Flower of Life depictions also appear in Turkey and Austria.

Source: Foster Gamble : http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_code-ancient_cultures