Walls within Walls

Walls within Walls

Walls within walls
Doorways within doorways
Once forbidden
Once foreboding

Layers of mystery
Peeled away
By time
And Money

Tourists stray
The hallways
Of power once wrought
Now still and silent

The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

Taken during travels, 1998

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