golden cranes in the Forbidden City


This was a photo from my May, 2012 trip to mainland China. I was in Beijing ever-so-briefly, and made a mad dash through the Forbidden City on a morning before catching the train to Shanghai for my conference. This was inside one of the many museums within the walls of the Forbidden City housing antiquities and other national treasures. I spied these two golden cranes in a display case, which fit nicely into my running crane theme¹ inspired by Friday’s foto finder theme of crane. (Of course, the cranes, while beautiful, are not what I found most interesting about the photo. I like the confusing layers of of light and reflections. Not to mention the expressions on the faces of the two other tourists behind the cranes’ display case.)

Once again, I am reminded of how little I have shared from that trip on this blog. I took hundreds of photos, and have many story I want to tell.


¹ The theme is doing the running, not the cranes. To my knowledge, I have no photos of running cranes. I’m not even sure whether they do run.

2 responses to “golden cranes in the Forbidden City

  1. There are many layers of interestingness in that photo, and I like the running theme.
    Cranes run, too:
    “Cranes also dance, run, leap high in the air and otherwise cavort around—not only during mating but all year long.” (From National Geographic site http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/sandhill-crane/ )
    :)
    I hope we’ll eventually hear more stories about that trip and see more photos!

  2. I love reflections and shadows. I just started playing with my cell phone camera and Instagram. I have a couple of reflected images on my Instagram page. I have one very cool image on my phone (not for the square format on Instagram) that I think I’ll get professionally printed. Fun stuff. You always take great pics!

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