Entrance to the Huihuiying Mosque, Peking

Entrance to the mosque, Peking

Entrance to the mosque, Peking, Bowra collection, Bo01-056.

To mark the Islamic New Year, here is part of a rare photograph of the entrance to the Huihuiying Mosque [回回营清真寺遗存], in Donganfu Hutong, near Beihai Park, Beijing, taken about 1870.  The image shown above, is a cropped version to better show the architecture.  Parts of the Qing Dynasty building still exist

The photograph (Bo01-056) is from one of two superb Bowra albums, which are held in the archives of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, London (RSAA reference RSAA/SC/BOW/1).

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