Purple Mountain Observatory

Purple Mountain Observatory View

Yesterday my brother and I visited Purple Mountain, an enormous sprawling park in Nanjing, and hiked up to the Observatory. There are telescopes there, and several buildings with small exhibit halls. There are also several pieces of gorgeous old museum apparatus on display outside the exhibit halls. (Those I also shot in medium format – definitely looking forward to getting that film back.) Only the exterior exhibits were signed in English, but we mostly stayed outside, anyway, among the ridiculously pretty outbuildings, stone-paved paths, and luxurious plant life.

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