Tags » Forbidden City

Nǐ hǎo From Red

Red is with Bill D. in China! He has sent us some pics of their trip.

Xièxiè for the amazing pictures!

Send in your pics of Red… 29 more words

China Galleries: Beijing

Several years ago I was fortunate to visit China three times. I made the trips in 2005, 2006, and 2008. On the first trip I was amazed at the incongruity between my expectations and the reality I found. 333 more words


The Forbidden City

The home of Jet Li films!

Not really, but it is how I envisioned it before traveling there. I remembered seeing some of Jet Li’s older films where the Forbidden City was used extensively as the most realistic ancient film set ever. 380 more words


Early Morning Beijing Photo Walk

This Sunday I got up at 4:20am to make it in time to the forbidden city for sunrise and I was not disappointed.

From my favourite place at the north-east corner I went to the National Center of Performing Arts (NCPA) or “The Egg” and then via the entrance to the Forbidden City to Qianmen for a well-deserved coffee. 116 more words

The Very Forbidden City

In the past, uninvited entrance into the Forbidden City would have been met with instant execution.  For many years now this has thankfully not been the case, although I strongly suspect one of the guards to the palace wishes he could deliver such swift retribution on my head. 925 more words