Some people say that
It doesn't take much to fall in love with a city.
There just happens to be a story there that you like!
Aoki River, that's it.
An old tree, a small town.
A character, a legend.
The result is a storytelling Aoki River.
If Aoki River has a spirit.
Must be a sword-wielding warrior who goes to the ends of the earth.
When I first heard the name "Aoki River" I was fascinated by the martial arts atmosphere contained in this name.
A book, a play that brings us into the story of Aoki River.
(The TV series "A Generation of Lords" is adapted from the novel of the same name "Qingmucheon" which is set in the ancient town of Qingmucheon.
Qingmucheon, the westernmost town in Shaanxi, is located at the junction of Shaanxi, Gansu and Sichuan provinces, known as "one foot on three provinces, the chicken sounded three provinces alarmed", many people take it as the first stop of self-driving Gannan.
Speaking of Qingmucheon, we have to mention a name - Wei Futang, it is because of him that the once economic and trade town at the junction of three provinces is what it is today.
During the Republican period, the government was incapable of ruling the area due to the political turmoil and banditry, the isolation of the area and the people, and it was Wei Futang who made use of the specific geographical environment of Qingmucheon to become a unified society and create the prosperous era of Qingmucheon.
The years are wasting away, the characters in the story has long been turned into dust, only the old town through the storms remain in the world, transformed into a "paradise", everywhere through a washed beauty.
In the early morning, Qingmucheon was surrounded by clouds and mist, and the town was hidden among the green hills and water. With a few clear rooster crows, the clouds dispersed and the old town woke up.
A Jinxi River runs through the town, splitting the old town in two, and a flying phoenix bridge reconnects them, with the new street at one end of the bridge and the old street at the other.
In Aoki River, there is only one bridge that spans the distance between modern and ancient times.
Huilongchang Old Street, winding for more than 800 meters, is lined with more than 260 ancient buildings of Ming and Qing dynasties, with carved beams and elegant styles.
As the main road into Sichuan at that time, a large number of ancient shrines, ancient stacks, ancient buildings and other historical relics are preserved in the old street, and they tell the openness and prosperity of Qingmucheon in the past through the stores, people and vendors along the street.
Walking through the old street, the eaves and corners, stores and restaurants are like people in a painting.
Once upon a time, the Rongshengchang Department Store was a place where people in Aomokawa saw the world, dealing with foreign goods brought in from outside, but now it has become a small store, lamenting time in the quiet years.
The smokehouse was the dream of Aomokawa in the past, but now it has also long become empty. It gave birth to the momentary prosperity of Aomokawa, and also witnessed the miserable life of those who swallowed the smoke.
Rongshengkui Dry Room, a famous entertainment place at the border of three provinces at that time.
It is a three-story ship-shaped building with a luxurious shape, and when you walk through it, you can still see the glory of the past in all the details.
Not far from the old street, stands a tall and imposing building, which is the residence of Wei Futang - Wei's House.
The mansion is divided into two parts, the old and the new. The new mansion is a combination of Chinese and Western, with a simple atmosphere; the old mansion is a typical Chinese architecture, consisting of two courtyards with a patio.
Approaching the Wei mansion is like opening a secret history of the rise and fall of a family of chaotic lords.
Fu Jen High School was established by Wei Futang, who came from a poor peasant background and attached great importance to culture, "meeting friends with literature and helping people with friends".
On the way to the new street from the old street, there is a small hill with a dragon pavilion on the slope, and you can see everything in Qingmucheon from the top.
Crossing the Fei Feng Bridge will arrive at the new street, the new street is a new small street after the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, compared to the ancient and quiet Huilong field, the new street more modern atmosphere.
Qingmucheon, both the ancient town of the south of the river, but also the northwest town of the rivers and lakes.
It's not a big place, but everywhere is packed with stories.