FORBIDDEN CITY, BEIJING, CHINA
The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. It houses the Palace Museum, and was the former Chinese imperial palace and state residence of the Emperor of China from the Ming dynasty (since the Yongle Emperor) to the end of the Qing dynasty, between 1420 and 1924. The Forbidden City served as the home of Chinese emperors and their households and was the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for almost 500 years.
Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 hectares (over 180 acres). The palace exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Between February 2014 and October 2015 I traveled the world continuously without going home. At the end of the trip I published my first book, Walking Around, written in Portuguese, and since then I have been working as a travel leader and photographer.
All photographs are signed and dated. They are shipped in a protected container so as not to damage the print.
Because of the COVID situation, the shipping may take more days than usual.