England · Italy · London · Photo Challenge · Traces of the Past · Venice

Traces of the Past

My contributions to Traces of the Past Photo Challenge were taken in England, but I can’t tell you what buildings they are. I walked around London for several days, in awe of all aspects of the city, taking pictures, but not recording what I was photographing. The last picture is in Venice, Italy, and is… Continue reading Traces of the Past

China · Forbidden City · Great Wall of China · Tiananmen Square

Traces of the Past–China’s Forbidden City and the Great Wall

Here are two pictures showing traces of the past I found in China. The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. It is the former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912, it now houses the Palace Museum. It has 9,999 rooms… Continue reading Traces of the Past–China’s Forbidden City and the Great Wall