One Thousand Words: Photos by Geoff Sowrey

Inside the Forbidden City

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Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

There are castles, then there are palaces, then there is the Forbidden City. Even in the epic Chinese films that suggest what life was once like within these walls, it's almost impossible to imagine the God-like status of the Emperors and the fealty they demanded, sitting in these massive buildings.

This image was scanned from film.



Capture Date31 May 2005
Camera ModelMinolta X-370
LensSoligor 28-80mm 1:3.5 Macro


Taken in Dongcheng, Beijing, China

...Far! ...(pant pant pant)... Near...
  • Near
  • (Pant,pant)
  • Far!