Soldiers by the Gate, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Visiting the Forbidden City is always a remarkable experience, especially in the morning sun. You can find Chinese soldiers do many maintenance works and perform regular marching training there.

Soldiers by the Gate, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 with 18-270mm | Exposure f/11 @ 1/125sec | Focal Length 50.4mm | ISO 200
Soldiers by the Gate, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 10
Award Score: 63 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 16.5, Style 12, Skill 11.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.


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