Northern moat of the Forbidden City, Dagaoxuan Hall or Temple (大高玄殿) and Coal Hill, Beijing
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA01-78. From an album in The National Archives entitled: ‘The Chinese Customs in Peking 1889-1891’. (C0 1069/421. CHINA 1. Social life of Chinese Customs Service in Peking, 1889-1891). Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. This image may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Telephone: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action. Signed photograph by Thomas Child, 1876. A view of the northern moat of the Forbidden City, looking eastwards. The hill on the left is Jingshan (Prospect Hill, ‘Coal Hill’). In the centre are pailou and a pair of wooden pavilions. By the moat is the Dagaoxuan Hall or Temple (大高玄殿), a Taoist temple. At some stage, white paint was applied by brush to the moat 'water' on this print, partly obscuring Child’s signature. See AB01-15, Hv06-034, Hv39-07 and NA01-81.