Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Forbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City, Beijing  is one of the most amazing sites to visit.  The first time there, I was overwhelmed by the weight of history represented on the grounds there.  It was an odd feeling to walk in from the crowded city streets to a place that resounded with a sense of solemnity.

On more crowded days at the Forbidden City (i.e., most of the time), that feeling of cold silence is lacking, but the buildings there still hold such a long,

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