Friday, July 2, 2010

The Gate of Heavenly Peace



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The Gate of Heavenly Peace is the entrance to the Forbidden City at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. This picture was shot in 1987.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

14 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

A wonderful shot and a 360 from Betsy's post!!!

Mildred said...

What an interesting photo. Thank you for sharing today. I hope you two have a great holiday weekend. I hope you get some pics of the fireworks with your new camera.

Sandra said...

do you ever wish you could go back to all these wondeful places with your new Rebel and digital and a video? slides are a thing of the past for sure. you have seen so many exotic places.

KathyA said...

So interesting that you've posted pictures of China as I'm reading a book about China and Shanghai!

rainfield61 said...

I'll feel no surprise if you show the pictures of Malaysia you have visited one day.

Ginny said...

Hmmm...interesting name, what is it, some kind of temple or something?

LV said...

What an interesting post. I was not aware of this place. Nicely done.

sEy said...

You've been there! Wow, you're so lucky! I want to travel someday!

Elettra said...

Ciao George,I was in this square and I think we have seen so great!!!!!!!!!!

Janie said...

Nice shot. I love the name of the gate, but unfortunately it doesn't fit with the negative connotations we've all developed about Tiananmen Square...

Cheryl said...

My aunt and uncle recently were there. It looks like an intriguing place indeed!

EG Wow said...

I'm always surprised to see so much open space in China. I always picture it in my mind as being a country so full of people.

A Lady's Life said...

That is a wonderful shot.
I never saw this building from so far away:)

Ann said...

What were you doing traveling to the Far East? Were you working?

I am Ethnic Chinese and feel embarrassed when I am asked if I have been to China.