The Forbidden City is the top tourist attraction in Beijing. This photo is from the Meridian Gate. Only the emperor could cross the central arch. The empress could cross only in her wedding day. It was a pity, the day a visit there was completely overcasted, and I couldn't get a better sky to follow the beautiful architecture.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 720,000 m2 (7,800,000 sq ft). [From Wikipedia].
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danos (83177) 2012-04-20 0:43
characteristic and well known one of the interiors of the Forbidden city,with the lots of visitors to enjoy this attraction of Beijing.I like the variety of colours,as the moody weather is the common of the sky, over the capital.With a bit of sharpness and the image would was even much better.
rmajum (1083) 2012-04-20 2:44
Very nice perspective of the forbidden city. So colourful crowd and good view through the arches. like it.
Miguel82 (20532) 2012-04-20 7:52
A very famous place
fine colors and sharpness
good pov and wide view of this monument
have a nice day
ciakgiak (30405) 2012-04-20 9:39
non fosse stato per quel cielo così sbiadito sarebbe stata una foto eccellente, pur rimanendo una bella immagine, e soprattutto molto interessante.
Mi piace molto la moltitudine di persone colorate nella parte bassa, ottima la scelta dell'inquadratura. Complimenti.
Un caro saluto.
agulberk (3794) 2012-04-20 19:18
Very nice captured of interesting historical and orijinal chinesee
architectural buildings with many people in large square.Very good a documentary-type photography and informative notes. Excellent presentation with good perspective and perfect light management, despite adverse weather conditions.
Thanks for sharing
Have a good weekend
Sonata11 (33163) 2012-04-20 21:12
what a striking marvellous picture of daily life and interesting, striking beautiful architecture. You captured this a very famous place beautifully, flawlessly and executed with perfect light, colors, sharpness, fabulous clarity to let us see so many wonderful details. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great WE,
bukitgolfb301 (34534) 2012-04-20 21:30
Hello my dear Ricardo
Sorry for my late reaction. A great stypical China image hot with sharp and clear focisuing as usual. Very tatsteful white color world you presented, very nice to see on Sat. morning.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
pajaran (48605) 2012-04-20 22:02
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima o zabranjenom gradu ...
Lep pogled na trg sa turistima i stari grad, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu zabranjenom gradu.
Imajte lep vikend.
Muito interessante e bom texto com a informação dada sobre a cidade proibida ...
Bela vista da praça com os turistas ea cidade velha, boa composição.
Um tiro bom momento, nitidez, contraste e exibir belas cores.
Tudo de bom com belas lembranças de visitar a cidade proibida.
Tenha um bom fim de semana.
bayno (18342) 2012-04-21 1:04
I really like this whole mass of colored people, great choice of POV and a good framing, perfect symmetry, impressive the square and its majestic architecture, have a nice WE...
ChrisJ (94806) 2012-04-21 2:19
I visited the Forbidden City in 2007 & spent most of the day wandering around in there. I have a similar shot on TE. The crowds are not overpowering here & there is still plenty of personal space, unlike Shanghai & Guangzhou. All I would do here, is rope off the top half, apply a feather of 100 pixels & boost contrast to compensate for the haze. All else is perfect. Tfs!
josepmarin (57519) 2012-04-21 5:31
la gran cantidad de gente que vemos en este lugar emblemático da una gran vitalidad y mucho dinamismo a tu composición.
La imagen es profunda y está bien iluminada, los colores son vivos y hermosos, y la arquitectura impresionante de la Ciudad Prohibida al fondo, entre la neblina, añade un gran interés gráfico al conjunto.
Es un bello trabajo.
Fis2 (82090) 2012-04-21 5:59
A very curious place.
Good frame and colors.
Persons add savor of photo.
Angshu (54769) 2012-04-22 0:45
The structure stands out well. Nice symmetrical composition, with lead-in created by the stairs in the FG. Lot of tourists around providing more colour
ourania (26652) 2012-04-22 9:16
your symmetrical composition is great and captures the imposing and neat architecture of the entrance, yard and facade very well. Yes, it would be really good to have more favourable light but the colours still stand out. The colourful crowd, excellently captured in movement offers a fascinating sight and adds superb scale. I like very much the colours and the depth going on through the arches. You must be included in many visitors' photos too! Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
jhm (135396) 2012-04-23 4:21
An excellent daily life picture with the a lot visitors on the square.
Also the building in background is a nice architectural image
Excellent captured and nice composed . TFS.
Have a nice day,
Waylim (25086) 2012-04-24 18:18
It is not relly forbidden any more, is it? It is hard to avoid so many tourist here. Chinese are now also travelling to all the places. This is actually not too bad and I like all the colors the people adds to the comosition. An amazing place to see, especially with all the historical events that took places here. Good photo quality, too.
jusninasirun (17156) 2012-04-25 1:04
This is a fine angle looking down at the crowd of this square. Love the natural tone and so much details to see in the frame.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
pierrefonds (55036) 2012-04-25 4:34
The wideness of the square is giving depth to the composition. Ther point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Forbidden City. The cloudy sky is a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
paololg (31448) 2012-04-26 12:10
Ciao dear Ricardo,
fantastic view of the Forbidden City characterized by a good photo quality, especially in the management of the difficult light. The result is excellent and interesting, also because in TE there are not many pictures of this square. You have done a great work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
maloutim (9629) 2012-04-26 12:36
Good POV of the entrance of the forbidden city.
Great details and colours of the crowd on the square. The imposing buildings really seem to overwhelm them. TFS.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-03 17:52
Amazing shot of this forbidden city with beautiful red color dominating the scene. You have done a great job by placing the steps in the foreground gives a feeling as if I am walking down. What a crowd with colorful clothes. Great architecture.
maria-v1981 (10810) 2012-05-05 3:02
It is wonderful to have a such a great subject. I like the perspective and the architecture are amazing. The tourists adds some nice scale.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Ricardo Abdelnoor (rabdelnoor) (3421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 18:41