Forbidden City … Caged

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I just returned from one of my dream travel destinations – Beijing. For the longest time, I wanted to walk through the Forbidden City and finally got to do it. The morning was misty and magical, just as I had imagined it would be. I completely lost myself as I wandered through the ancient walls which housed Emperors for over five centuries.

This shot was taken towards the early afternoon with the mist lifting up a bit. I saw this window create a perfect frame for my take on the Forbidden City – through a cage-like frame.

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Beijing, China

Arjun Purkayastha • travel & fine art photography •

Anuj Nair, Anuradha Sarup, and 124 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. EssjayNZ 73 months ago | reply

    Final rating in the 100 Points group is 74 Points.

    Well done!

    Please request entry and publish this photograph in the 70-79 Points group and thank you very much for participating in the 100 Points group.

  2. ... Arjun 73 months ago | reply

    Andreas Helke - Thanks for the critique.

    Essjay in NZ - Have added it to the pool.

  3. durgeshnandini 73 months ago | reply

    perfect frame 4 the city

  4. pablo.k 73 months ago | reply

    wonderul idea to express the great city

  5. ... Arjun 72 months ago | reply

    durgeshnandini, pablo.k - Thx.

  6. ANKURSABS 71 months ago | reply

    hey arjun nice one. great perspective.

  7. Giovanna Santinolli 69 months ago | reply

    very beautiful shot!

  8. v a n g e l i s 69 months ago | reply

    very nice composition

  9. shubhangi athalye 66 months ago | reply

    Absolutely amazing framing !!!!

  10. Patrick Feller 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Windows through windows, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Adam Robert Young 64 months ago | reply

    Nice different shot of the Forbidden City

  12. Lanfranch 60 months ago | reply

    Very nice framing!

  13. matma92ser 59 months ago | reply

    Nice framing. Great idea to wander off the beaten path and find some shots without masses of tourists.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  14. Miggus 42 months ago | reply

    through the foggy look, there is a very misterious mood in the picture.
    good job :-)

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  16. Sa&Manu 31 months ago | reply

    Bellissimo il contrasto delle linee regolari della finestra con quelle irregolari degli edifici antichi!

  17. Pedro Montebeller 31 months ago | reply

    Very nice, a great shot!
    I went in Beijing the last september, look my photos!

  18. Keen Observer9 31 months ago | reply

    Nice photography!

  19. Gaspare Greco 28 months ago | reply

    semplicemente splendida! :-)

  20. artland 20 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


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