Edwin Moise

Photos Taken in China, July 21, 2002

Beijing: The Imperial Palace (2)

The palace of the Qing Dynasty emperors is a major tourist attraction in the center of Beijing, immediately north of Tiananmen Square.

Female lion, displaying cub upside down under her left front paw (this is the standard pose for statues of a female lion):

Closer view:

Still closer view:

Carved stone on ramps leading up from ground level to elevated buildings:

Large ceremonial incense burner:

Statue of a large bird (Crane? Phoenix?):


Cypress tree:

Statue of kneeling elephant:

Additional photos of palace complex

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Copyright © 2002, Edwin E. Moïse. Revised October 16, 2002.