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Apr
19
comment Why is Hue's “Purple Forbidden City” so called?
@PieterGeerkens - That building is not part of the Forbidden Purple City; it's part of the Imperial City. Most of the Forbidden Purple City was destroyed by the French in 1947, there's only like 3 buildings left. The only undamaged building was the Emperor's Reading Room (link is to Google image search.)
Apr
18
comment Why is Hue's “Purple Forbidden City” so called?
@T.E.D. - That was my first thought as well, but the wikipedia article on the color purple is quite Euro-centric and only mentions the Roman association with royalty (and subsequent usage in Europe.) Maybe it came from French imperialism?
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comment Why is Hue's “Purple Forbidden City” so called?
I asked on meta if this question was appropriate and got no response other than a comment saying, "probably", so I figured I'd go ahead and ask.
Apr
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