Forbidden City

The roofs of the palace buildings inside the Forbidden City has a lot to tell you! Ornaments and colours, each one of these have their own story. Yellow tiles where something only the emperor could have. Princes and dukes where only allowed to have green tiles. The yellow colour was derived from the yellow river, the place where the tales tells that the first emperor where born.

The zoomorphic ornaments is used to keep bad things away. Gurads that will prevent thunder and lightning to start fire on the houses. The higher number of them, the higher the status. The largest number of this is found on the Hall of Supreme Harmony of the Forbidden City. next to this is the houses where the emperor work and lived. These had nine ornaments.