At the next king of tianjin city government owners not celebrating prince but a eunuch (FIG.)

tianjin five to wangfu avenue, presently for the tianjin government foreign affairs office

in the center of the tianjin urban south, east, west to coordinate with China’s southwestern city of chengdu, chongqing, changde, Dali, between the south and the name of the racecourse five street, tianjin people called it & other; Five avenue & throughout; . 55 in chongqing road, there is a built in 1922, Chinese and western style building garden, because the prince of the qing dynasty last celebration of load vibration once lived here, said & other; Celebration of wangfu & throughout; . However the extremely luxurious building the first master builders and not prince vibration load, then who could have such & other; Price & throughout; ? He is the former qing dynasty palace eunuch big main & other; The druid zhang & throughout; .

small, formerly known as Zhang Xiangzhai, word YunTing, tianjin fruits, poor youth. At the age of 12, Zhang Xiangzhai wandering on the street, to coincide with local double set of big carriage of a rich man’s house to meet through the street. He marveled at the luxury car, just stared at on the sidelines and forget to give way, is on his high horse horse-drawn carriage carter put-downs. Cart, finally the Zhang Xiangzhai silently vowed to be somebody in your heart, listen to people say when the eunuch had access to the emperor, once a popular, treasure stream, then Zhang Xiangzhai into the palace when the eunuch, changed its name to the rand.

zhang first rand spent a year in the teahouse, suffered big eunuch. Later, he was sent to one of the most bitter tired & other; Throughout south mansion sin &; , designed for the emperor, empress, concubines operas. Once south mansion to the queen mother play the Peking Opera troupe, has an actor action is too big, see will gun kicked on the stage, walk-on zhang rand eye fast feet, lift up your feet when gun is going to fall to the ground to pick it up and saved games in a timely manner. She look after greatly rejoice, for this & other; Little dragon set & throughout; Full of praise. To pleasing galeries lafayette, a rand three years practice basic skills, work hard every time acting, the empress dowager cixi made from ear to ear, so the empress dowager cixi to him personally given name & other; The druid zhang & throughout; . The druid zhang not only clever, and good at sense motive, has become the empress dowager cixi and confidant of the yulin queen mother in 1909, the druid finally became chief of qing, zhang officer to two top hat.

in the qing dynasty palace, small, zhang showed great talents construction, it is said that he had for the empress dowager longyu out a novel & other; Ideas & throughout; : frequent fires on the jubilee of the Forbidden City palace, should build a & other; Town of objects throughout the &; Pressure the pressure. According to the & other; The five elements & throughout; Way, the traditional town a lot, but don’t have to slam the door, the empress dowager longyu used the druid zhang’s ideas, to xuantong first year (1909 years) under an imperial decree in delay GongJian jubilee a building three layer occidentalism & ndash; & ndash; Water temple. According to the word qing “, “qing”, “records, with copper water temple buildings, glass wall, the wall of the interlayer water fish storage, the bottom floor for glass, pool the seas countable, Dutch algae varies, green picture. The empress dowager longyu problem of horizontal yue & other; Ling fen xuan & throughout; , commonly known as & other; The crystal palace & throughout; . In fact, the house, all architecture for iron casting entire buildings which were built of white marble, seldom brick external wall of carve patterns or designs on woodwork, interior wall with white and color of ceramic tile. Unfortunately, due to the state Treasury empty, crystal palace until xuantong three years (1911) winter has not yet been completed, after being forced to stop.

in 1911, revolution broke out, opened a new era of democratic republic. On February 12, 1912, xuantong emperor abdicated, and formally ruled China for over 260 years of the qing dynasty ended completely. Died in 1913, the empress dowager longyu, druid with a lot of treasures, zhang and his family came to tianjin, slaves. In 1922, is now in the British concession Cambridge way also chongqing channel purchase a piece of land, started building, after more than a year, a grand grand mansion, become a concession to the palatial architecture. Here, he put all the intelligence and are backed by a lot of wealth, the building has created a masterpiece. Wang fu, then called & other; Zhang fu & throughout; , covers an area of 4327 square meters, construction area of 5922 square meters, for the brick structure layer (with the basement) patios jewels around buildings, two layers of eaves are unobstructed colonnade, architectural form concise and lively. Indoor hall is equipped with Shared, so as to adapt to the western life. Exposed aggregate metope and hand in photograph reflect Chinese traditional glass railings, doors and Windows of glass in Belgium technology carve of the traditional Chinese painting of flowers and lifelike, is typical of the Chinese and western architecture.

it is said, when the construction & other; Celebration of wangfu & throughout; , small, not only personally design, also often personally oversee, especially when the base, do not hesitate to spend heavily reward workers, ensure the quality, so the house is very solid.

leads to the main building of the palace gate, there is a pyramid level 17 half steps, the first step is much shorter than other obviously, such a grand and delicate structure, how can allow such obvious omissions? The original hidden among them mystery. The royal statue of the ninth, the emperor was pleased & other Nine & throughout; While & other Nine & throughout; & other; 18 & throughout; Are the emperor emperor, general building is 18 steps of the royal, the druid to attachment to the great, again afraid of overstepping imperial power, so in the construction of housing for a smart, when to enter a building to 17 and a half step. Seemingly 18 level, but it is short.

qing imperial house & middot; Vibration load was the son of prime minister in the late qing dynasty minister prince qing, seal BeiZi title, minister of successive set blue flag han army commander-in-chief, command and so on. Vibration load has 3 times as the qing court’s emissaries to go abroad, at the world, understand social culture of Europe and the United States and Japan. In 1902, carrier vibration back to countries such as Britain, France, the United States, twice won the empress dowager cixi summoned, he, the urgency of report in person to develop business proposal to set up business department. In 1903, the qing court released the revitalization of commercial imperial edict, set up the business department, in the central load vibration history served as the first business department. Prince qing’s death in 1917, according to the condition of qing dynasty royal treatment, li yuanhong issued by executive order, load vibration from prince, prince of be worthy of the name of the last.

in 1925, due to a love affair, vibration load moved to tianjin, bought the druid Zhang Zaiyuan British concession Cambridge way of the house. Vibration load in later, besides building with a layer of the shadows, the rest didn’t do too big change, only to do some shopping for on interior decoration. From 1926 to 1947, lived in celebration of wangfu for 21 years, playing in the flowers and birds and banquet guests, to run. During this period, vibration and guinness comprador Gao Xingqiao launches & other; New company & throughout; And invest 300000 yuan to build partnership with Gao Xingqiao QuanYeChang of French concession, transportation, hotel, building 3 building of the bohai sea. In 1947, the last load vibration in celebration of wangfu died, the prince. Decades later, once one-time last celebrates the prince and the eunuch director & other; The druid zhang & throughout; Gradually fade out the line of sight of people, and the stands in the fifth avenue of wangfu still still, as if to silently recounting the history of the past and the vicissitudes of life.