Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific

Posted on 09/04/2014


Photo taken on August 23, 2014


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Forbidden City, in 1/350th scale

Forbidden City, in 1/350th scale
When my brother's family visited us a few weeks ago, we went to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), which was hosting a special exhibition from Beijing's Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace of China). The exhibition itself forbids photography (why do you think it's called Forbidden City?), but not for this 1/350th scale-model of the entire palace itself

I was lucky enough to have visited the palace in 1986 in person, but I actually didn't realise how massive the palace is, until I see this scale-model. I do remember we walked and walked all day and didn't finish seeing all the buildings, courts, gardens, temples, and furnishings of the palace.

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one42chrisp
one42chrisp
That is big, I had no idea it was that massive!
3 years ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to one42chrisp
I didn't either! And I was there at the Palace in 1986. I just remember we walked and walked all day and never finished seeing everything!
3 years ago.