A black-and-white photograph showing the scenery on the way to the Si Mausoleum (Ming Siling 明思陵) in the Ming Dynasty Tombs in Beijing (Ming Shisan Ling 明十三陵). Emperor Chongzhen (reigned 1627–1644), the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), is buried in the mausoleum.
The photograph is the 369th of 449 photographs of Beijing and its surroundings in the album of Ivan Skušek Jr., purchased during his stay in Beijing (1914–1920). In the handwritten inventory of the album, the photograph is referred to as Unterwegs nach Si-Ling (Gräber der Mandschu-Dynastie). (DZ, MV)