130 / forbidden city

Was here for many hours, its vast & interesting

& visitors can only see a small part of it

I wonder if the colours were as bright, back then?

carved stone stair treads

Huge brass vessels, partially gilded

stunning details everywhere

fabulous metal work

even when I couldn't see in, the reflections

I think it gets more perfect with age

certainly the trees do

so glad I went then, the day the group went was so wet,
despite the crowds, even the chairs were empty