The dragons of this decoration seem to be finger magnets; they are well polished by the caresses of people passing through this not-on-the-attractions-list area. Other parts of the design don’t seem to have attracted the same attention.
People were lined up (more or less) to touch this lion head handle on one of the water vats.
This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Touch. These are a few almost quirky pictures I took at the Forbidden City because I found it interesting that people were allowed to touch and there seemed to be a few things they almost couldn’t resist touching.
With this post I am testing technology that wasn’t available when we humans
last flew to the moon.
I am sending an email that will, if all goes well, create both a post on my blog and on my facebook page, usually unconnected.
In the spring of 2014 my son and I did a “wild wall” walk from Jiankou to Mutianyu. This gallery is a sampler of the paths along that trip, from the rickety ladder up to the tower to the stone mosaic (I know that isn’t quite the right word for it) on the path from the wall down into the town.
They just flashed a warning across the top of the television program about severe thunderstorms in Riverside County. I think this may be the guilty cloud. As I was taking pictures of it about a half hour before the warning I saw several sparks of lightning.