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Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China by Gordon Atwell

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Gordon Atwell Gordon Atwell
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0.18 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 13, 2008
Date taken
Aug 12, 2008

In center of Beijing City is Square is Tiananmen Tower. Initially built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty (1368 A.D.- 1644 A.D.), the Square was the front door of the Forbidden City. The most important use of it in the past was to declare in a big ceremony to the common people who became the emperor and who became the empress. Until 1911 when the last feudal kingdom was over, no one could enter the Tower except for the royal family and aristocrats.

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  1. Gordon Atwell

    Gordon Atwell (August 17, 2008, 10:14PM )

    Hi Kelly, I do indeed remember you and your colleague, thanks very much for your help... Many more pictures will be uploaded soon, I'm now in Harbin where some of our partner schools are based, come back regularly and have a look, and if inclined leave a comment. A feature of this site is that you can take a picture in one of my pictures, you have to be logged in to do this. The feature is called ' Take a Snapshot' this enable you to take pictures and make comments about them.

  2. Kelly Ma

    Kelly Ma (August 17, 2008, 04:52PM )

    hello, superzoom! this is kelly. do you remember me? it's so exciting to see the picture coming out! great work!

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