I spent the whole evening sorting out all the photos I took on my visit to China last October. I have so many images – I think I have about 1800 photos, and these were taken in a span of 8 days. Hehehe. Can’t help it, I just had to document every little thing! I mean, I don’t know if I’ll ever have the chance to set foot on China again so I made the most out of my journey and took as many visual mementos as I can. I couldn’t risk committing all the lovely sights to memory – my memory will fade when I grow older (which is like, VERY SOON!) but hopefully, these digital images will last a wee bit longer.
Of all my photos from China, I think this is the one I like the most because … I don’t know – I think it looks so tranquil. This photo was taken at the Imperial Garden which was located inside the walls of the Forbidden City. That big red pagoda was one of the several temples / resting places within the Garden and (I think) it might even be one of the most well-preserved shrines in the area. At first I yamot because there were people in the image, but I realised that without the person on the stairs, it would be hard to appreciate the actual size of the structure.
Alam nyo ba na the hollywood film, “The Last Emperor” was the first feature film that was shot within the hallowed halls of the Forbidden City? Other people (commoners) were well … forbidden … from entering this walled city for the longest time. And, sobrang tight daw yung security during filming that even the lead actor (Peter O’Toole) was not permitted entry when he forgot to bring his access pass with him. Queen Elizabeth was in China during filming and, (hehehe) was not allowed in the Forbidden City kasi may shooting.
Hollywood tsismis … este … trivia c/o www.imdb.com.