University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bo01-067. The caption in the album (Entrance to Forbidden City) is incorrect. This is the Daoist Dagaodian (Dagaoxuandian, Ta-kao-hsuan-tien, Palace Hall) on the north-west corner of the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City), a building sited between Coal Hill and Beihai, Peking (Beijing). N.B. The shadow of the pailou (paifang) in this photograph.
Black and white photograph