The imposing Forbidden City in Beijing, was previously off limits to all but the Emperor, but is now open to everyone, for a small fee. (About 57 yuan, or $5 US).
I entered from the Beihei Garden entrance. This is about 1/2 way through the massive complex. Tianamen Square is in the distance, behind the red temple.
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barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-09-25 3:10
Nice picture with the main entrance(?) in the background.
Is amazing how, with the time passing by, some things are really easier...
besnard (53756) 2008-09-25 3:36
Un joli cliché de cette "cité interdite" que j'avais toujours révé de voir. J'ai réalisé mon reve et ta photo me remet des souvenirs en mémoire.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
snunney (84931) 2008-09-25 4:07
Very good point of view with the steps making an excellent lead-line. Lots of pleasing animation and good vibrant colours.
mauro61 (52623) 2008-09-25 5:05
inquadratura ampia e molto bella,ricca di particolari.
Il tempo non era favorevole ma la luce è buona.
jurek1951 (42158) 2008-09-25 5:52
Impressive architectural work, nicely captured from good pov, and in great clarity and beautiful colors. Very well done,
ALIRIZA (16423) 2008-09-25 11:19
Great POV over the steps. An excellent composition with architecture and beautiful colors. Well done my dear friend...
All the best...
dareco (17134) 2008-09-25 13:43
Very nice composition and an interesting post. Good color and detail shown. TFS
alainh (35583) 2008-09-25 21:23
i there a part of the earth where you are not gone ? always a good surprise to discover your last post.
Gerrit (48278) 2008-09-25 22:35
beautiful wide view and a composition with great balance.
danyy (0) 2008-09-26 0:10
Assurément touristique Chris, un endroit dont tu as bien rendu l'animation et la beauté grandiose des édifices.
Je suis un peu étonné de voir un ciel aussi bleu et aucune ombre aux personnages.
edytungkal (4551) 2008-09-26 1:13
He..he... i been there in 1991 too Chris, i think Forbiden city is one of the great heritage in the world. Good pov to cap the main building with so many tourist on fg. Thanks for the shot...
Silvio1953 (123603) 2008-09-26 13:12
Hi Chris, great view from forbidden city, fantastic composition with a lot of life, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-09-27 0:50
Hi dear friend
Wonderful view of this Forbidden City
Excellent POV and diagonal
I like this daily life picture
TFS and have a nice weekend
noborders (1010) 2008-09-29 23:41
The hugeness of the building is very stricking here due to the tiny figures at the back - very imposing and impressive composition, happy to see again this famous landmark through your lense,
Angshu (55934) 2008-09-30 1:35
A familiar scene, but original POV thanks to the inclusion of the stairs in the FG, which leads us into the scene. Quite a few tourists around, wonder what the scene must have been during the Olympics! Well done!
keribar (43841) 2008-10-21 21:08
A view from the back of the entrance, so nice particularly because some of the buildings were under restoratiom when I visited the Forbidden City, so I don't remember to have seen this. But what I like is the fact that you can see people advancing from the left to the right it is like a living picture -
All the best to you - Izzet
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (99304)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax A 28mm
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2008-09-25 2:31