POTD: The Boss’s Office

The Boss’s Office
Nanjing, China

This was the office of an official of some sort in the old Presidential Palace. But not a top official I don’t t think. Cranes, like many things in China, have significant symbolic meaning. If a crane is depicted flying towards the sun, as in this image, it signifies a desire for social advancement. A crane that is shown perched on a rock and looking at the sun stands for an important authority who can see everything. I imagine the person occupying this office was hoping to move up in the world, eventually warranting a change to the mural in the background.