Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, 9/21/06  


Ceiling detail

Woodwork detail

I never saw any 3, 2,
or 1 star rated toilets

The little building is less important-
fewer birds at the roof corners


Huge stone carving

Left lion

Right lion

Water for fire control

Big square

Yellow roofs are only
for the emperor

A throne room

Kneeling mats

Fancy chair

Fancy ceiling

Grafted trees

An attempt at modernity late
in the Qing dynasty

Detail of modernity

Detail of modernity

A throne room

Throne detail

A throne room

Arty shot