Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Forbidden City again

They're in the middle of restoring almost everything in Beijing. So actually, if you have the choice I wouldn't recommend going until 2008, because the most prominent parts were under construction. In this picture, the part near the edge of the roofbeams has been restored, the stuff on the left hasn't. Honestly, the Forbidden City had been so newly restored you could still smell the fresh paint when I went there. It was hard to imagine the place was old, it felt a little like Disneyland. That shiny and new.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that sucks! i was always expecting an old place with cracked paint and ghosts.