The old imperial palace, also known as the Forbidden City, lies in the heart of Beijing. Surrounded by a wide moat and wall it houses many rooms, buildings and treasures from countless years.
Open to the public it is a place of hustle and bustle until closing time, then it quietens down and the light is just right.
These are just a few shots from the place, but you could spend a long time marveling at its treasures.
Tags: Art, Architecture
An old lady rest in front of the great doors of the big building at the entrance. The red and gold color theme of the doors balances with her gray-white hair. Many old people come to the forbidden city every day, some from far away to see it for the first time, others from Beijing te relish its past.Tags: