Saturday, September 26, 2009

China # 19 Bejing Forbidden City

The Forbidden City has so much interesting history. Built between 1406 and 1420 it was the home of the Emperor and his household for five centuries and since 1987 it has been a world heritage site.


There are large pots all around the buildings...what do you think was their purpose?







There are so many visitors trying to get a view through the door can be quite difficult. To get the picture of the throne I held my phone camera up and hoped for the best, so I'm quite pleased with the result.




Just look at the colour and detail on the building it really is spectacular.


Hope you've enjoyed this little glimpse into the city.

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2008: I'm off to Corfu today
2007: Witty Wednes-21 Wise Words
2006: Aching Legs

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11 Comments:

At 26/9/09 22:57, Blogger willowtree said...

One of your best photos essays yet.

 
At 26/9/09 23:03, Blogger willowtree said...

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At 26/9/09 23:04, Blogger willowtree said...

PS. I know what the pots are for.

PPS. That deleted comment was mine (typo)

 
At 27/9/09 00:30, Anonymous wendishness said...

Beautiful!!

 
At 27/9/09 03:25, Blogger Pamela said...

yes I really did enjoy it

 
At 27/9/09 08:38, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT so why didn't you say what the pots were for?

 
At 27/9/09 23:43, Blogger willowtree said...

To give other people a chance to guess. The are the Forbidden City's fire department.

 
At 28/9/09 18:43, Blogger Beccy said...

The buildings look so elaborate. I'd love to visit some day.

 
At 28/9/09 19:37, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

That place just amazes me.

 
At 28/9/09 22:57, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT you are spot on and would get the prize if I was offering one LOL

 
At 30/9/09 20:09, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

What an awesome tour that must have been.

Regarding a lower post: please pass the crisps.

 

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