See The Forbidden City, part I first.
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The great Wu Men, Meridian Gate.
The Golden River Stream.
My mum, on the first of the five bridges across the stream. The center bridge is reserved for the Emperor only.
View of the stream from the bridge.
View of the inner palace wall.
The East Palace Moat.
Through the Tian An Men, and into the square, Mao gazes down, looking deceptively benign.
Tiananmen Square, as it began to rain again.