Taken in the Forbidden City during my first trip to Beijing, now almost eight years ago.

I think the guide said that, in order to stop enemies from tunneling up into the courtyard, there were nine crisscrossing layers of stones.

The picture was taken with my old D50 and 300 mm.


  1. really good shot in black and white. the textures, the shades. also, you’d have to have some heavy duty enemies…and they some heavy duty reasons…to create a protection like this. this one shot, with your comments, creates a whole series of questions about that time.

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