Tourists From China At The National Palace

Tourists From China At The National Palace.

The palace is probably closed today for the installation ceremony of the new King. It is a public holiday here. I went to the palace on a normal day and had so much fun mingling with busloads of tourists ftom China. I asked the Chinese tourist dressed in the Singapore Airlines uniform to pose in front of the mounted palace guard. You won’t believe what happened next. Haha.

She roped in her friend, also from China. Without any prompt or discussion, both girls lifted their hands in synchronicity like the cabaret showgirls of Paris and Las Vegas! The horse trotted forward as if on cue. There were multiple praises of “cōngmíng” (聪明) or intelligent and golf claps from the rest of crowd for the horse. Kudos to the palace horse and the sombre rider for understanding the importance of tourist pictures.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 640, f8, 1/1250 sec.

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