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The day of my visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, the skies opened up and rain poured down on one and all. Nevertheless, the experience was memorable in every way. The architecture was classic Chinese and beautiful to see. The crowds spilled in and out of the buildings, umbrellas competing for space with one another, yet the spirits were animated. People acted as though it was a sunny day, and for most of us, it really was.

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china, beijing, architecture, umbrellas, forbidden city

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

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  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Phil.

  • thanks rosalie,
    that day the place was filled with hundreds of umbrellas of folks walking about in the rain.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic composition Phil, I love the contrast between the ‘umbrella’ roofs of the building and the others held by the visitors.

  • thanks gary, that’s an interesting perspective I hadn’t seen in the image, but now do. thanks for that
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks gena, a fun day in the rain, things so amazing to see you forgot it was drizzling.
    Phil

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    How wonderful to e able to see this Phil – thanks for sharing

  • Shulie,
    My pleasure, thanks for weighing in
    Best
    Phil

    – phil decocco

  • Cizeranne
    Cizerannealmost 4 years ago

    Almost same perspective!
    Very nice work!

  • thanks patrick for that. Much appreciated.
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Cizeranne
    Cizerannealmost 4 years ago

    Hope this one is good!

  • patrick,
    What words are there to thank you!
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Cizeranne
    Cizerannealmost 4 years ago

    Sorry it doesn’t work. Please have a look on Forbidden City 5

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