3/09/2010

Ruby Tuesday#41 Gate Of Heavenly Peace, Forbidden City


This is the Gate of Heavenly Peace of the Forbidden City in Beijing China. The gate faces the Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace was first built during the Ming Dynasty in 1420. It is the Meridian Gate which is the entrance to the Imperial City which wherein the Forbidden City is located. The Gate was originally named The Gate of Accepting Heavenly Mandate. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the years. (source: wikipedia)

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10 comments:

chubskulit said...

Beautiful capture Tes.

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ellen b. said...

Lots of great ruby here in the building and the plants!

Vernz said...

Tess, nice new look.. dropping by!

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Candy said...

Thanks for stopping by this morning and for the mini history lesson. Always interesting to learn about things around the world.
Thanks for sharing.

ilanadavita said...

Great photo and thank you for the information.

Marice said...

i am always fascinated with chinese house/temple :)

u may view mine here

nice A said...

I wanna go inside but it's forbidden, LOL. How come? It's a great ruby temple!
Thanks for stopping by my post, Tess.
Have a great day!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i love travel shots ... but it always makes me realise how much is left for me to see. happy ruby tuesday

Jama said...

You can always find lots of red in chinese temple and homes as red is an auspicious color to them.

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