|Brother Calee checks out the Chinese countryside|
|High-rise apartments springing up everywhere|
|Middle Kingdom rolling past at 150+ miles per hour|
During Chongzen's reign, catastrophic floods plagued China and caused much suffering in the countryside. But the Emperor angered his people with Marie Atoinette-like callousness and disdain for their suffering. Resentment smouldered and then burst aflame when 800,000 peasants rose up and assaulted the Forbidden City. Chongzen, facing death at the hands of the angry masses, chose an easier way out. He and his eunuch consigliere hanged themselves from a cypress tree at the foot of a hill in the Imperial Garden. Two solemn stones mark the spot.
Thus ended the Ming Dynasty after 276 years of rule.
|'Twas here where they found Chongzen and the eunuch|
|Temple on top of the hill|
|Nine Dragon Screen|
|Dog tired and bedazzled|
|Sniff... poor little duck|