I took the fam to see our equivalent of the Iron Throne last week.
Much less impressive than the one in King’s Landing. Needs more bloodstains.
Like all palaces, the building itself conveys the hegemonic ideology of the nation. It is both a statement of power and a testimony to the worldview of the ruling elite who inhabit it.
The Forbidden Palace told the world that China is the centre of the world, and the emperor the centre of China.
Buckingham Palace manages to be both regal and unassuming at the same time, unlike the ostentatious palaces of the continent.… Read the rest