One of my loves of Chinese architecture, if
you can call it that, is the use of ornate statues of
lions and other animals. They've always fascinated me and are worthy
of a picture, especially the lions.
Ancillary buildings and
reconstruction of walkway
Hall of Perfect Harmony
Located between the Hall of Preserving Harmony and the Hall of Supreme
Panels on the side
of the Hall of
Mei, our tour escort, and Anne
"Nine sons of the Dragon"
Beautiful gates with ornate statues, lanterns
and colored glaze were everywhere throughout the palace
<< Roof structure to one of the palace buildings
Another of the ornately >>>
decorated throne rooms
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