Photographer's Note

Moon gates in Chinese architecture are intended to suggest the broader universe beyond your current perspective.

This one is in a couryard in the gardens next to the Forbidden City (Zhongshan Park, sometimes called Sun Yatsen Park). The courtyard is used by local workmen and is quite scruffy.

Walk though the moon gate doorway and you are in beautifully maintained gardens containing rows (I think)of sandalwood trees. Walk still further on and you find the entrance to the Forbidden City itself.

I liked the contrast between the work-a-day on this side of the gate, and the tranquility beyond it.

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