For Taphophile Tragics today I am showing you another grave located in Wuchuan in southern Guangdong.
We were walking right in the center of the old part of town along a roadway too narrow for motor vehicles larger than small motorbikes when we stumbled upon this:
Looking slightly more to the left here you can see parts of more recently built six-story apartments (tallest buildings erected without elevators):
Reading the grave marker, again red characters on black stone, we learned that this too was a rebuilt grave. Here's a rough translation of what it says:
Pong Xi County Tung Grave
built in 2007 by grandchildren of grandmother Yee Ran
who was Wife #1 of Tung Pei Gong, 12th generation Tung
There is, unfortunately, no indication of time or place of his first wife's birth or death. The last line on the grave, of course, is a clear sign that Mr Tung had concubines, and that would then reveal that she lived pre-1949, as Mao Zedong tried to eradicate this feudal custom.
We continued down the street to the right of the grave and within minutes came out to this spot that shows quite well the mix of old, new, urban and rural, all in close proximity.