These Artful Photos of the Forbidden City Will Take You Back in Time

    The photo of a young man in the Qing dynasty is held up against the Forbidden City as it looks now. (Screenshot/Sina News)The photo of a young woman in the Qing dynasty is held up against the Forbidden City as it looks now. (Screenshot/Sina News)The photo of a man in the Qing dynasty is held up against the Forbidden City as it looks now. (Screenshot/Sina News)

    This clever technique gives you an interesting historical perspective of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

    These are some of the shots published in a photo series by Forbidden City magazine. They were taken in the Qing dynasty which ended in 1912.

    The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty, and was home to the emperor and his household. It now houses the Palace Museum.

     

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