CNES, 2002 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 2002 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Beijing. Satellite image of the centre of Beijing (Peking), China. Buildings are brown, vegetation is green, and water is dark grey. The moated, rectangular area is the Forbidden City, home to the emperors of the Ming and Manchu dynasties from the 14th century to the early 20th century. The lakes are Nanhai Lake (lower left) and Zhonghai Lake (centre left). The data for this 2.5-metre- resolution image were obtained from the Spot-5 satellite on 2 October 2002. The image covers an area approximately 4 kilometres across.
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