City life on “blue glazed” CRT Line 3
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- For Chongqing people, Rail Transit Line 3 is like an old friend who has been with them for many years. You may know the details of each station, but when it comes to the cultural heritage of the line, you may not really know it yet. Today, let us go into the “blue glazed” Rail Transit Line 3 with the reporter from Chongqing Evening News to explore the cultural heritage of this line, visit the cultural sites featured on the line, and feel the life of ordinary people in the city.
“Ordinary People” Giant Mural
Those who like to stroll around Nanping must be familiar with this giant mural inside Nanping Station – painted on a goose yellow background with light pinks and blues - has a bright color palette throughout.
Compared to other cultural stations on the line, this one has a freshly colored mural that draws you in from a distance. The reporter saw that this mural, with the theme of “Ordinary People”, is 15 meters long, although there is only one mural. It contains both old and modern Chongqing. On one side of the mural, in antique yellow, are snippets of old Chongqing life such as street pedicurists, pedicabs and trams; on the other side, in bright colors, are tourists taking pictures under Jiefangbei and citizens taking their morning walk. The entire mural uses a simple cartoon portrait to contrast the changing lives of Chongqing people. It is a good place to find the old Chongqing.
Reading Life in Old Chongqing
In transfer hall of Lianglukou Station, 10 thematic murals, forming a cultural wall of about 230 square meters, recreate the symbols and memories of a century of Chongqing.
On the mural of “100 Years of Objects”, Mountain City Watch, Tianfu Coke and Three Gorges Washing Machine... evoke our memories of old Chongqing in all aspects of clothing, food, housing and transport; on the mural of “100 Years of Transport”, pedicabs, trolleybuses, inflatable battery cars, Isuzu, Chongqing cable cars and Minsheng Company... record the changes in Chongqing people’s lives, from transport to communications. The history associated with Chongqing is presented on the murals in this station hall. Here you can read about the past and present life of Chongqing.
Natural landscape and cityscape
Compared to other stations, the cultural wall at Guanyinqiao Station is not so famous, but because this painting is at the Entrance and Exit of No. 3 where the passenger flow is relatively high, it is also known by many people, especially because of the three-dimensional images and colors in the painting, which is unforgettable.
The reporter saw that the outer layer of this wall is made of glass. The patterns inside the glass are painted with natural landscape and cityscape. From a distance, it looks very three-dimensional and many passengers also take photos here.
South Square Station of Chongqing North Railway Station
A strong vintage literary style
Once you get off the train, you can see this feature wall encompassing various landmarks of old Chongqing on the South Square platform of Chongqing North Railway Station. About 7 meters long and nearly 3 meters high, it uses the traditional landmarks of Chongqing as the main creative element, and adopts the three primary traditional colors of red, yellow and blue to present familiar landmarks of the Mountain City in the form of photographs and paintings, such as the Yangtze River Bridge, Yuwang Palace (Huguang Guild Hall), Great Golden Eagle at Nanshan Mountain, Ciqikou Ancient Town, Dazu Rock Carvings, Chaotianmen Wharf and Gate of Baidicheng, carrying the public’s memories of the old Chongqing and embodying the style and landscape of Ba Mountain and Yu Water.
T2 Terminal Station of Jiangbei Airport
A strong blue and white porcelain Chinese style
Unglazed, yet from shade to light, unfolds the blue and white. From the peony on the vase emerges your image in maiden dress…At this station, perhaps you’ll be humming The Blue and White Porcelain without realizing it.
The reporter saw that the entire wall of the station is only white and blue, circular pattern surrounded by a “plate”, tall buildings, cross-river bridges, Jialing River and even fishing boats on the river are clearly visible. the entire wall is only white and blue, elegant, quiet. A slight drizzle, a quiet green hill... People can’t help but think of, “The sky is blue enough to expect the rain; for you I am waiting, however in vain.” full of literary style.
Rail Transit Line 3: a distinctive line
After seeing the distinctive cultural walls at these stations, don’t you know more about Rail Transit Line 3? In fact, the “blue glazed” Rail Transit Line 3 has “Ordinary People” as its cultural theme, and the cultural construction of the whole line is based on the life of ordinary people in Chongqing, such as ear-picking, pedicure, clothes making and mahjong playing on the city’s staircase paths...
These images with a very urban atmosphere aim to leave behind the memories of the life of ordinary people in old Chongqing and to let more young people know about the characteristic scenes of life in the Mountain City. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)