Monday, April 7, 2008

Large Stone Carving

IMG_3462, originally uploaded by yellojkt.

One of the frequent decorative features of Chinese temples and palaces is a large stone carving that is part of the steps up to the building. This one at the Forbidden City is the largest in Beijing and weighs over 200 tons. It is intricately carved with dragons and other symbols.

This picture is taken at a very low angle looking up the steps.

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