Image Nature: Photograph
Image Author: RenÃ© Tillot (Probable)
Creation: 1902-1905 (Certain)
Creation Place: (Certain)
Topic: Imperial cortege inside Qianmen, Beijing
Action: Inside Qianmen, the gate south to the Forbidden City, an official cortege of horsemen passes between two rows of soldiers in modern uniforms and officials. At the front a horseman surrounded by officials is sheltered by a ceremonial umbrella. In the back, fences hide construction material on both sides.
Image Particulars: Worshipping at the Temple of Heaven was one of the Emperor’s duties. Nobody was allowed to watch him pass.