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Gatehouse Zhengyangmen, Tiananmen Square, Beijing

Gatehouse Zhengyangmen

This 42 meters tall gatehouse is situated to the south of Tiananmen Square and once guarded the southern entry into the Inner City. Zhengyangmen was first build during the Ming dynasty in the early years of the 15th century.
On this hot summer day, hundreds of swallows flew around the gate. In this photo you can see them as tiny black dots against the blue sky.