Not just a pretty building – somewhere someone was laundering and ironing.
Military uniforms ready to go…
11 (12?) mythical beasts on this roof line – If emperors were related to the number 9, what does this number mean?
A building for someone less than an emperor.
Intersecting roof lines.
Statues of creatures, real and imagined.
Crane or heron?
Mythical beast – a dragon?
There is a Chinese proverb which says: “Man who finish house, die.” The Forbidden City is now a Unesco World Heritage Site, but the restoration work continues.
The northern part of the site had more buildings and passageways. This part had definitely not been restored.
I love the colour of that fence.
Next post – the last of three on the Forbidden City.