vault of heaven

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the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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most Chinese remain unaware of the 1989 protests here ; Drum tower used to keep time in Beijing; Park dates back to the 10th Century; Zhengyangmen gateway at Tiananmen; Stunning Imperial Vault of Heaven
Responding to a morose unbeliever who in "Ni quiero oir de un Dios" rejects all signs of divinity in his life, the poet-listener addresses the artless scoffer by pointing to the vault of heaven and the panoramic view accessible to an eagle in flight.
The vault of heaven is analogous in Smart's system of allusion to the covering of a Masonic lodge, which is described as follows by Albert Mackey:
ut luceant in firmamento caeli, et illuminent terram" ("God said, 'Let there be lights in the vault of heaven to divide day from night.
and let the birds fly above the earth within the vault of heaven.
Enlil separated them -- the element air may have been thought to separate the vault of heaven from earth by its own expansion.
And, while the Forbidden City, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Great Wall will surely grace everyone's "must-see" or "must-experience" lists - as they should - Monograms, a travel company that creates packaged vacations to countries around the world, has put together an "Insider's Guide" to Beijing for travelers wanting to learn more about the city's local culture.