off to trek around the Forbidden City.
the place is HUGE!
9,999 rooms and sits on 250 acres of land - huge.
and quintessential Chinese culture.
the tile work and colors were absolutely gorgeous.
these chairs were much needed after the seemingly endless amounts of walking.
in ancient China, yellow (which signifies earth)
was exclusively used by royalty of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
this was taken from a temple next door to the Forbidden City.
also intricate craftsmanship but all made of wood.
also in the temple - where we happened upon a wedding shoot.
with the giant picture of Mao Zedong on the front.
waiting for their "changing of the guards" ceremony at dusk
where they lower the flag on the opposite side of the street.
when traveling to Bejing one must experience Peking Duck!
thanks for hanging in there for the my travel posts!
i assure you that i will return to ART-ing any minute now.
maybe with a bit of Asian inspiration.