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Qianmen Dajie 前门大街

They let me close the doors on Qian Xiang Yi Silk store 谦祥益 (Qiānxiángyì) to get this picture. The name of the store is interesting. Qiān means "modesty". Xiáng means "auspicious" or "lucky". Yì means "beneficial" or "prosperous".

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