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The Forbidden City

Posted on 2007.01.21 at 14:49
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As a lot of the majestic buildings were under scaffolding, we took a lot of pictures of the little details, like this ferocious guy.



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The mini-river in the outer complex.

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There were lots of tiered structures festooned with intricate stone carvings.

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A detail from one of the many doors.

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Gotta like this guy.

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This was in the garden, where the emperor frolicked with his many concubines.

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Also in the garden.

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There were so many different complexes. If you wandered away from the main, open areas, you'd quickly get lost in a maze of alleys like this one, all leading to different courtyards and various buildings. Everything that the imperial family and their many hangers-on was located somewhere in the labyrinth.


Next up, Mongolia!

Comments:


DJ Biz Monkey
dj_biz_monkey at 2007-01-21 20:32 (UTC) ()
I like the tree pic.
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-01-28 19:16 (UTC) ()
I figured you would!
happy_tree
happy_tree at 2007-01-21 23:05 (UTC) ()
That was a fun day, even if we felt a bit rushed at the end.
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-01-28 19:17 (UTC) ()
That happens sometimes, I guess.
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