As the titel suggests, the picture shows the forbidden city, taken at a very beautiful day in October last year. It was actually one or two days after the Chinese National Day - thats why there are no clouds and no smog!! Usually, you can't see more than 50 meters in Beijing, because there is always smog - its by far the dirtiest city I've been to (and I've also been to Mexico City). But for the National Day - believe it or not - the chinese government takes special care of the weather... wouldn't it be bad, if 1,2 billion people, on one of their very few holidays, would have to stay at home cause its raining and smogy outside? Yes, it would. And it would have been bad for me as well - I couldn't have taken this picture. Or at least it would look much more boring without the beautiful light on the ancient roofs.
b/w neagtive scan.