Xitang Day 2, China–Part II

Next up is the Buttons Museum, which is nested in another mansion.

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Grand living room.

A few staff showing off traditional button-making process.

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Old buttons were cut out from shells harvested from the area.

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Traditional button making machine

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Upstairs displayed old buttons….

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Windows looking into the tiny courtyard.

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Bronze buckles

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Root sculpture museum is the only museum situated right outside of the old town.

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Exhibition of a local artists.

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Roof Tile Museum

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Exhibits old tile patterns, each contains a special good will. These tiles have pictures of fish, symbolizing prosperity.

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Outside of the old town area still under construction.

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Wine museum tucked behind a long hallway.

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Pictures of traditional wine drinking

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Old winemaking tanks.

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Clubs

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“Girl, may I live next to you?”

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Reads, “Waiting for you, in Xitang.”

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Temple of Sacreds

A newly built temple that houses statues from various temples during the renovation of the area.

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Twisted long hall symbolizes the twisted course of life.

Another historical house.

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Last mansion of the day is the House of Ni.

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Grand living room

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Kitchen right next to the gate.

Narrow hallway led to upstairs.

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Old bedroom

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Upstairs family room.

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One of Ni’s descendants was Vice Mayor of Shanghai.

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Dowry.

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