The fabulous Forbidden City all year round
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The rising sun illuminates the Forbidden City on a cold January morning.
A stone lion silhouetted by the full moon guards the city, as solemnly as in ancient times.
Blooming plum blossoms in early spring.
In the rain of the fallen petals, a cat sleeps.
A little stone lion on a lotus pedestal roars in the summer rain.
The moat of the Forbidden City in the sunset glow.
Dialogue between a sparrow and ginkgo leaves in the afternoon.
The Hall of Supreme Harmony standing in the snow.
The Forbidden City in tranquility after a fresh snow. (Photos: The Palace Museum. Compiled by Zhang Tong)