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Poster taped to the outer wall of the Forbidden City Beijing China | Wall Art

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This photograph offers a glimpse of cultural storytelling through a poster taped to the outer wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The poster, likely an advertisement or a public notice, adds a layer of modern narrative to the ancient walls that have stood for centuries as the imperial palace's protective barrier.

The Forbidden City, with its grand architecture and deep historical significance, represents the rich tapestry of Chinese history. The juxtaposition of the weathered, majestic wall against the temporary, paper-thin presence of the poster creates a visual dialogue between past and present.

The wall's textured surface, marked by time and elements, bears witness to the countless stories that unfolded within its confines. Now, this modern addition serves as a reminder of the city's continuous life and the evolving stories of its people.

Taking this photograph, I was struck by the contrast and the continuity it represented—the enduring legacy of the Forbidden City and the fleeting moments of contemporary life that pass by its walls.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2015

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Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

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As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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