The palace of the Qing Dynasty emperors is a major tourist attraction in the center of Beijing, immediately north of Tiananmen Square.
Female lion, displaying cub upside down under her left front paw (this is the
standard pose for statues of a female lion):
Still closer view:
Carved stone on ramps leading up from ground level to elevated buildings:
Large ceremonial incense burner:
Statue of a large bird (Crane? Phoenix?):
Statue of kneeling elephant:
Additional photos of palace complex
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Copyright © 2002, Edwin E. Moïse. Revised October 16, 2002.