University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ph04-122. This photograph shows part of the fortified perimeter of the Legation Quarter, as well as part of the ‘glacis’ or open space, a buffer zone cleared of buildings after the Boxer Uprising to prevent further surprise attacks etc. Later the glacis was used for sporting activities.
Fortified perimeter and glacis, Legation Quarter, Beijing
Black and white photograph