The Forbidden City

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This amazing photo was taken by my friend Ben in Beijing.

It’s so beautiful, I may just keep it at the top of the blog for a few days.

The Discussion: 22 Comments

any chance we can get a higher res version of the pic? like 1600×1200?

June 5, 2006 @ 2:35 am | Comment

I just uploaded a bigger one on my Flickr page (1800 x 1200 / 72dpi). you can download here. Please let me know what will you use for.

June 5, 2006 @ 4:39 am | Comment

Excellent picture. If you want to see some superb Kodachrome pictures of Beijing from 1970s, try this site I just discovered of photographer Orlando Henriques:

June 5, 2006 @ 5:46 am | Comment

Excellent picture. If you want to see some superb Kodachrome pictures of Beijing from 1970s, try this flick site I just discovered of Argentinian photographer Orlando Henriques:

June 5, 2006 @ 5:47 am | Comment

Just like high res pics ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t use it for anything other than viewing. I have some similar pics from my travels, like of the kyoto golden shrine, etc.

June 5, 2006 @ 6:18 am | Comment

Ben, that is beautiful!

June 5, 2006 @ 7:39 am | Comment

Micheal: thanks for the link. I just overviewed Orlando’s pictures, very impressive and nostalgic. Most pictures in that set are older than me.

Ellen, thanks for your compliment, it is so nice to hear from you:)

June 5, 2006 @ 8:51 am | Comment

BTW, thanks for the image, Ben!

June 5, 2006 @ 10:37 am | Comment

Ben, that is lovely, thank you!

June 6, 2006 @ 12:35 am | Comment

Aaaargh! What is it a pic OF!?


June 6, 2006 @ 7:24 am | Comment

Michael, you can’t see the Forbidden City in the picture…?

June 6, 2006 @ 7:46 am | Comment

Much more colourful than in winter: Forbidden City

June 6, 2006 @ 10:41 pm | Comment

I know it is the Forbidden City. But what place in it? I was there and can’t remember any place like that, nor can I find it on our pictures.


June 7, 2006 @ 2:01 am | Comment

Ah, now I understand your question. I’ll ask the photographer.

June 7, 2006 @ 2:23 am | Comment

It is Northestern turret of the Forbidden City. When you get out from north gate of the city and turn east to walk 200 – 300 meters, you will find this spot.

June 7, 2006 @ 3:59 am | Comment

Very cool.
Someone should paint that…

June 7, 2006 @ 7:10 pm | Comment


June 7, 2006 @ 7:35 pm | Comment

Just think, at one time something this beautiful belonged to a very few people…and you could be killed for seeing it.

June 8, 2006 @ 1:55 am | Comment

I’m surprised that we went 8 comments without any negativity. I bet very soon someone comes out and says something about how CCP destroys traditional culture by lighting up that building, or something like that. Come on! What’s a pekingduck entry without some China-bashing! (or in Ivan’s case, Chinese-bashing).

June 8, 2006 @ 1:12 pm | Comment

Welcome back China_hand! So, you want to see some China bashing so you can have your preconceived notions confirmed? Look at this thread – the only reference to bashing comes from you, which tells us all that you are here looking for a fight. I won’t bash China, but I’ll bash you: you’re an insect. But welcome back anyway. When you really engage your comments can be worthy, but a comment like this betrays your true intentions. Pity.

June 8, 2006 @ 6:50 pm | Comment

Lol, Richard, you need to chill, I know you won’t bash China, can’t say the same about others here ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I’ll be on and off.

June 8, 2006 @ 9:09 pm | Comment

Geez, no offense intended China Hand, just seeing the beauty of the place and reflecting (reflection, the point of reflecting ponds-seeing the positive and negative -Tao?) on the history and contradictions of this lovely scene…touchy, touchy!

June 10, 2006 @ 5:08 pm | Comment

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