China, ... well, Beijing - July 21-30, 2005


Tiananmen Square from the Meridian Gate at the south end of the Forbidden City


Lion leers lustfully at Pepa outside the Gate of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City


the other lion


typical detail of a Forbidden City building

somewhere in the Forbidden City


fire control equipment, Forbidden City


come right in, welcome to my modest abode


marble ramp carving of sea, mountains, clouds and dragons, death to touch during the Ming dynasty


incense burner


minor (7th) rank building in the Forbidden City


tourist lunch in the Forbidden City


somewhere in the Forbidden City


somewhere else, close by


front gate of Hau Yuan


our room at the Hau Yuan hotel


Tiananmen Square


the Forbidden City from Jingchan


Ne ha, Chairman Sid


another lion, in the Lama Temple

the Great Wall, west of Simatai


Summer Palace view


the Great Wall at Badaling


Badaling


Badaling


silk burner near one of the Ming tombs


the Dowager Empress Pepa


a night at the opera


houton near the Drum Tower


Tiananmen Square and the Meridian Gate


below Jingshan


in the Lama Temple


east of Simatai on the Great Wall


Simatai, looking west on the Great Wall


west of Simatai


the Great Wall between Simatai and Jinshanlin


looking east on the Great Wall near Simatai


looking east on the Great Wall near Simatai


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