Details at the Forbidden City

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The Forbidden City, officially known as the Palace Museum is huge.  Gargantuan might be an even better word.  There is hall after hall and court after court.  It takes at least a half an hour to walk from the front to the back, without stopping to look at things.  Its scale makes it a bit difficult to photograph well.  It is also a very popular tourist destination.  When I was there recently with one of our guests, my big postcard-type views all turned out like this:

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The photos that turned out better are the photos I took of smaller details.  The Forbidden City really is an architectural wonder, full of all kinds of detail of traditional Chinese culture.

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IMG_8936-2  That’s a ceiling!

Come visit me and I’ll take you to experience this magnificent place, too!

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