Meridian Gate

Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Canon Digital Rebel XT | ISO 200 | 1/200 sec | F/9.0

I was so taken with my first visit to the Forbidden City that I returned again today — and may need yet another trip before I leave China… The Meridian Gate stands tall across the Golden River at the Southern entrance. The reflections in the Golden River are breathtaking and are best enjoyed early or late in the day.