View of the Forbidden City (Gùgōng) 故宫 from Prospect Hill 景山 (Jǐngshān), Běijīng, China — November 4, 2004
Archery tower at Qiánmén 前门 (Front Gate), Tiān'ānmén Square, China — March 2001
The archery tower is a fortified barbican in front (south) of proper Qiánmén.
Qiánmén is more formally known as Zhèngyángmén 正阳门
Courtyard in front of the Hall of Supreme Harmony 太和殿, Forbidden City (Gùgōng) 故宫, China — November 4, 2004
Lama Temple Museum, Beijing, China
I don’t know much about this graceful sculpture except that I stumbled upon it, and many others, in a museum in the Lama Temple, Beijing. It appears to be of Southeast Asian influence, but beyond that, I have no idea of its origins. Anybody?