Photo of the Day: Snow in the Forbidden City

A late winter snow storm dusted China's capital with several inches of fresh powder.
beijingsnow.jpg (Jason Lee/Reuters)

Despite enduring months of freezing temperatures every year, Beijing isn't known as a winter wonderland; dry weather means that heavy snowstorms are fairly uncommon in the capital. But for this one pedestrian, Tuesday night's blast of snow made Beijing's Forbidden City the scene of tranquil, ethereal beauty this morning- as well as a pleasant contrast from the usual, pollution-cloaked photographs of the city.

Matt Schiavenza is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He is a former global-affairs writer for the International Business Times and Atlantic senior associate editor.

The Blacksmith: A Short Film About Art Forged From Metal

"I'm exploiting the maximum of what you can ask a piece of metal to do."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Video

The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

More in China

Just In