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Our second full day in China brought us to the Forbidden City,
a walled compound that was (for 6 centuries) the residence of
Ming and Qing dynasty emperors. It is truly the signature feature of Beijing.
The compound contains nearly 1000 buildings and occupies an area of 178 acres.
We experienced another day of fine weather with a brilliant, clear blue sky!
No sign of Beijing's notorious pollution, and any photographic problems
can't be blamed on the weather.

Temporary "Leader"

Temporary "Leader"

First view into The Forbidden City

First view into The Forbidden City

Bridge over Inner Golden Water River

Bridge over Inner Golden Water River

To the Gate of Supreme Harmony

To the Gate of Supreme Harmony

Pei Pei Raises Our Red Flag

Pei Pei Raises Our Red Flag

Beyond Gate of Supreme Harmony

Beyond Gate of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Bas Relief Carving

Bas Relief Carving

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Cauldron of Supreme Hot Pot

Cauldron of Supreme Hot Pot