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Solid red doors from the Forbidden City Temples Beijing China

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Ancient door Beijing China

I love to photograph unusual doors, and exploring the Forbidden City proved rewarding. The brightly colored red doors have a wonderful texture from centuries of decay.

The Forbidden City is located in Beijing, China. The imperial palace dates from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420 to 1912). It was the home of Chinese emperors. The Forbidden City is also the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for almost 500 years. The famous historical complex consists of 980 buildings and over 180 acres.

Forbidden City Architecture

The Forbidden city exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture. This style has influenced cultural and architectural developments in the far east for hundreds of years.  

The palace is known to contain the most extensive collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. The unique red door in the Urban Fine-Art Photographic print is an example of these old wooden structures. UNESCO declared the palace a World Heritage Site in 1987.  

© Dan Kosmayer, 2015

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, plus 2 artist proofs, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

We ship everywhere, all over the world. Shipping rates change depending on where you are and what you order.

Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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