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Snapshots

  1. mythical creatures

    Snapshot Title: mythical creatures
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Wumen Gate (Meridian Gate), Forbidden City, Beijing
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Similar to gargoyles on European medieval cathedrals were scary enough to ward off evil, at the eaves of the hipped roofs of many prominent buildings in China, a procession of mythical, hybrid creatur...



  2. Ticket Booth

    Snapshot Title: Ticket Booth
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Wumen Gate (Meridian Gate), Forbidden City, Beijing
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Admission tickets to the Forbidden City are pruchased here and guidebooks in English are for sale, too.



  3. The Gate beyond

    Snapshot Title: The Gate beyond
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Wumen Gate (Meridian Gate), Forbidden City, Beijing
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The next Gatehouse in the procession, the Taihe Gate is visible through the central arch across another plaza.