Looking like a Hollywood movie set, the sprawling Forbidden City, in Beijing, is now open to the Public. Tianamen Square is beyond the rooftops, on the horizon. From 'travellerspoint.com':
"The Forbidden City, located in Beijing, was the home of the Emperor and the Imperial Chinese government for almost five centuries. Orginally built in the Yuan dynasty by the Mongolians it had a major face lift during the Ming dynasty to look like the palaces it does today. This is one of the most amazing palaces in the world, with thousands of rooms facing dozens of major courtyards. Remember to take some time to relax and enjoy the nice gardens, explore the side chambers that few visitors go to see, and walk on the royal highway down the center of the Forbidden City."
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-06-13 2:20
Hello Chris! Nice perspective. Very nice lightness. Good colors. Original picture. Well done!
Gustaw (21670) 2008-06-13 2:21
Hi, my friend!
Today China! It is very interesting place I see. Very interesting old architecture. I like chinise houses. Good colours and light. Well done.
Paolo (41222) 2008-06-13 2:25
Good one Chris, full of people, from a great POV and with a large view inside the Forbidden City.
jurek1951 (42194) 2008-06-13 2:37
The pespective is great.Beautiful composition and details.Very nice light and colors.
besnard (54797) 2008-06-13 2:53
Un bon cliché de cette célèbre cité interdite que j'ai eu le plaisir de visiter. C'est bien cadré. Je vois qu'il y a toujours autant de monde et ta photo me rappelle de bons souvenirs.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
izmirli (3987) 2008-06-13 3:20
merhaba dear chris
wonderful interesting buildings and Tianamen square.wonderful composition and colours.well done.
best wishes my friend.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-06-13 4:39
Great architectural image once more with impressive composition. I like the many beautiful architectural details and the attractive POV, excellent shot. Have a nice weekend
patshoo (952) 2008-06-13 4:54
Crowd and fussy in photo journalist style,Composition and POV suitable your story,Well quality scanned create sharpness.Good work,TFS.
Tue (28368) 2008-06-13 5:45
A very nice overview of the famous Forbidden City. This photo gives a great impression of the place, I think. Good composition and POV. The colours are also fine and the people add life. Thanks for sharing!
siolaw (38292) 2008-06-13 10:09
Not forbidden anymore, so zillions of tourists, foreign and Chinese alike, flock to see this place, and rightly so! You have an interesting POV from above, to show the gate and people crowding the area. Sharp with well mmanaged light and colors, I think the Beijing sky and light are quite difficult!
kermit350 (9016) 2008-06-13 12:52
Hello Chris, I did not know that it was allowed photographiers the prohibited city, so much better for we who can thus benefit from this mythical place to present so well, it is true that the size of the place makes a little think of a film decoration of Hollywood, very beautiful sight richly decorated by grinds details, sincerely ........Hello Chris, je ne savais pas qu’il était permis de photographiers la cité interdite, tant mieux pour nous qui pouvons profiter ainsi de ce lieu mythique si bien présenter, c’est vrai que la grandeur de l’endroit fait un peu penser à un décor de film de Hollywood, très belle vue richement décorée par moult détaille, bien amicalement
MLINES (12516) 2008-06-13 16:58
Hi Chris, An original POV which has some surprising colours especially the golden lion. Remarkable amount of details visible here. TFS. Murray.
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-06-14 0:18
The famous forbiden city and excellent traditional architecture
batalay (36709) 2008-06-14 20:40
Indeed, this photograph looks like a Hollywood set. It also brings back some moments of anxiety. In 1983 while visiting the Fobidden City, I lost my tour group, with nary an English speaking individual in site. I might as well have been exiled on the moon. The vantage point you've chosen is excellent, maximizing the action on "the set." What is completely different from 1983 is the lack of lackluster Mao outfits.
Warm regards from 12 time zones away,
ysabaner (1069) 2008-06-15 8:01
Very nice place, excellent daily life, colors and sharpness wonderful, well done.
Emile (20352) 2008-06-18 15:09
Great view of the famous place captured from a good POV, the overcrowded yard of the palace produces a different contrast with the past. very good colors and sharpness. Good note.
sacavem (18614) 2008-06-20 8:44
Very nice shot of this typical street with these old houses. It looks exactly like I always imagined traditional China.TFS
best wishes my friend,
Angshu (56462) 2008-06-21 0:32
Good POV from the corner to show us the entire square of the forbidden city. Like the way you included the stairs & the gilded lions overlooking the square. Must be a place of great interest I'm sure! Good work!
noborders (1010) 2008-06-28 4:30
Those crowds in the vast open spaces of Beijing are amusing to watch and I like the POV that you took... I guess that you changed the colour of the sky for this photo too, the result is convincing !