Saturday, September 5, 2009

Beijing Financial Street

This monument consists of three parts:

Heaven - the globe has a coin with the words Kai Yuan Tong Bao 開元通寶 inscribed. It also has the initial JR standing for Jin Rong 金融 on the other side of the globe. It shows the time and space aspect of Heaven.

Man - the four legs of a stable urn shows the oldest cloth money with the name of the ancient financial center in China 茲氏 on each cloth bank note. For artistic reasons, the radical 草 is split into two, one standing on top and the other at the bottom. The other part of the character is "silk 絲" and it looks like the numeral 88.

Earth - the square base with the name of the street.