click an image to see the large version - 12 pictures out of a total of 36 Pictures of China - Beijing - Forbidden City
the Gate of Supreme Harmony (Tai He Men)
Meridian Gate and the Golden Stream
eleboratily decorated rooftiles, Palace Museum
 the Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihedian)
the emperor's throne at the Palace of Celestial Purity
Harmony Square, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Palace Museum
mythical lion
imperial throne, Palace Museum
pavilion in the imperial garden
jade disc, symbol of imperial power
Tian An Men Gate, entrance to the Forbidden City
Dragon Turtle
pictures 4,8,9,11 by Joan Boonstra, 1,2,3,,5,6,7,10,12 by Willem Proos
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