Photographer's Note

This photo was taken in The Forbidden City / The Palace Museum in Beijing.

Hundreds of people were streaming past this man, who was sitting quietly, deep in thought and oblivious to the crowds.

Maybe it was the cap, but something reminded me of the last scene from Bernardo Bertolucci's movie "The Last Emperor", when the Emperor, Puyi, visits the Forbidden City as an ordinary tourist.

So as not to distract the man, I took this shot while slowly walking past him and holding my camera at my side


Cropped to square format. Resized. Sharpened. Increase contrast +12. Brightness -3.


The Last Emperor from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Official web site for The Palace Museum.

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