FORBIDDEN CITY'S DECORATIVE ARTS The beauty within The Forbidden City's walls is highlighted in this clip of the decorative arts in the palace. Shots include a dark, lavishly decorated room with a crane and gold pillars, enormous and beautiful enameled urns, a CU of an elaborate ceiling detail, a beautiful silk covered throne and an elaborately decorated chair for carrying royalty.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:05:11:00, No Audio
DETAILS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY The elaborately carved exterior of the Forbidden City's Hall of Supreme Harmony seen from a distance and in CU opens this clip which also includes ancient colossal marble statues of Chinese men and a horse. The shots of the Forbidden City include great shots of an enormous plaza with its red painted walls, pagoda style roofs and terraces and railings with carved decorations. Shots include visitors filling the square and a watch tower.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:05:34:00, No Audio
ROOFTOPS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY Beautiful rooftops of the pagoda style buildings in The Forbidden City are shown in this clip which shows them in CUs and LSs. The shots include a slow pan of many of the roofs and CUs of animal carvings and gargoyles in the stone roof.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:05:30:00, No Audio
COMING & GOING Chinese architecture at its best in this shot from within The Forbidden City of the Meridian Gate shot from the Gate of Supreme Harmony. The camera zooms in to crowds entering and exiting through an arched walkway in the Meridian Gate and zooms back out to the whole Gate.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:27:00, No Audio
ENTERING THE FORBIDDEN CITY Beautiful footage inside China's mysterious Forbidden City includes visitors entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace and the buildings and visitors within the city's walls. Shots include solemn faced visitors and soldiers walking and looking, scaffolding on a building that is getting a new roof, visitors walking over a bridge across the Golden Water Stream to the Gate of Supreme Harmony and the bridge's ornamentation.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:04:19:00, No Audio
THE FORBIDDEN CITY DETAILS Nice footage inside the Forbidden City, this clip includes CUs of enormous, stylized lion statues and elaborate building decoration. The lion CUs show the animal's hair, paws and face. The roof shots include animal statues with a blue sky behind, decorating an elaborate roof. LSs include a visitor filled square inside the city.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:04:22:00, No Audio
THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE Footage of as seen from Tiananmen Square includes a shot of a soldier in a crowd with the portrait of Mao Tse Tung hanging in the background. When the soldier realizes that he is being filmed, he turns and hides behind a man and woman who gaze into the camera. Nice CUs of Mao Tse Tung's colossal portrait are followed by shots of masses of people walking through the arches that lead to the Forbidden City. At the end of the clip the camera pulls back into the arch and the figures inside are silhouetted against the sky and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in the distance while the communist flag waves above the Monument to the People's Hall.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:04:16:00, No Audio
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