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Here are a couple of characters that I ran across while wandering around Shangri-la. This first one is the word “da” or “large”. It stands on the side of a new establishment in new town, waiting to be fastened into place.

Living Large

Living Large

I found this second character painted on the mud wall of a traditional Tibetan building in old town. It is a stylized version of the word “zhong” – medium or middle. In this context, I think it symbolizes the zhong in “zhong guo” (i.e., the middle kingdom, aka China). Or perhaps the zhong in “zhongdian”, the former/Chinese name for Shangri-la.

Zhong

Zhong

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Written by xinapray

June 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

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