Mao’s spirit in front of the Forbidden City, Beijing

Sabine , DE
0712Mao's spirit in front of the Forbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) to the end of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). It served as the emperor’s home and the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government from 1420 to 1912 and it consists of 980 buildings. Today, the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum. I visited the Forbidden City in 2006. As far as I can remember, it was a very hot day in late August – maybe around 40 degrees. I rented a bike and drove cross through the whole city to get there. I spent nearly the whole day outside and at the end of the day I had a heat stroke. Well, that was an experience let me tell you. Here, you can see a “guard” at one of the four main gates of the Forbidden City. Maybe he is protecting the spirit of Mao…

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  1. This picture show is so good, I thought it was a professional photographer for.