Beijing, China
北京

china/2004/beijing_forbidden_back_view

View of the Forbidden City (Gùgōng) 故宫 from Prospect Hill 景山 (Jǐngshān), Běijīng, China — November 4, 2004

Unesco World Heritage Site


china/2004/sum_pal_longevity_hill_lake_view

Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 8, 2004


china/2004/beijing_sunset_golden

Golden sunset from from Prospect Hill 景山 (Jǐngshān), Běijīng, China — November 5, 2004


china/2004/beijing_night_tower

Archery tower at Qiánmén 前门 (Front Gate), Tiān'ānmén Square, China — March 2001

The archery tower is a fortified barbican in front (south) of proper Qiánmén.
Qiánmén is more formally known as Zhèngyángmén 正阳门


china/2004/beijing_brian_gate_heavenly

Brian at the Gate of Heavenly Peace 天安门, Běijīng China, Běijīng, China — November 2004


china/2004/sum_pal_fragrance_buddha_tower

Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/beijing_forbidden_view

View of Běihǎi Park 北海公园 from from Prospect Hill 景山 (Jǐngshān), Běijīng, China — November 5, 2004


china/2004/sum_pal_pillar_script

Royal script, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/beijing_forbidden_brian_yard

Courtyard in front of the Hall of Supreme Harmony 太和殿, Forbidden City (Gùgōng) 故宫, China — November 4, 2004


china/2004/lama_temple_buddha_museum

Lama Temple Museum, Beijing, China

I don’t know much about this graceful sculpture except that I stumbled upon it, and many others, in a museum in the Lama Temple, Beijing. It appears to be of Southeast Asian influence, but beyond that, I have no idea of its origins. Anybody?


china/2004/beijing_alley_brick_houses_close

Autumn alleyway, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/beijing_girl

A local girl in the hútòng 胡同 of Běijīng China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_guard_gate_heavenly_peace

Guards, Tiān'ānmén Square 天安门广场, Běijīng China — November 7, 2004


china/2004/beihai_caligraphy

Water caligraphy, Beihi Park, Běijīng China

It reads: 美国 or America

china/2004/sum_pal_brian_courtyard

Royal courtyard, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/beijing_temple_heaven_vert

Temple of Heaven 天坛, Běijīng China — November 7, 2004


china/2004/beijing_shish_kabob

Selling chuanr 串儿, Wángfǔjǐng 王府井, Běijīng China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_tiananmen_view

Gate of Heavenly Peace 天安门, Běijīng China, Běijīng, China — November 2004


china/2004/sum_pal_tower_fragrance_buddha

Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/beijing_view_warm_girls

Cold day in Beihai Park 北海公园, Běijīng China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_security_marching

Parading around Běijīng China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_neon

Neon lights on Ghost Street or guǐ jiē 簋街 near Dōngzhímén, Běijīng China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_temple_louis

Near the Temple of Heaven 天坛, Běijīng China — November 7, 2004


china/2004/sum_pal_brian_tower_fragrance_buddha

Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/beijing_girl_lion

Local girl, Běijīng, China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_forbidden_buildings

Somewhere in the Forbidden City (Gùgōng) 故宫, China — November 4, 2004


china/2004/beijing_beihai_park_stone_fence_trees

Bridge, Beihi Park, Běijīng, China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_skyline

View of Beijing from from Prospect Hill 景山 (Jǐngshān), Běijīng, China — November 5, 2004


china/2004/beijing_waiters

The waiters getting ready for shift, Běijīng, China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_confusion_temple_roof

Temple of Confucius was originally built in 1302, Běijīng China — November 2004


china/2004/sum_pal_dusk

Dusk, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/sum_pal_brian

Enjoying the Tower of the Fragrance of the Buddha, Summer Palace, Běijīng China — November 9, 2004


china/2004/beijing_luke_flora

My good mates Flora and Luke, Běijīng eatery, China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_red_cafe

Local cafe, Běijīng, China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_louise_brian

Partying at Poachers, Běijīng China — November 2004


china/2004/beijing_traffic

Traffic, Běijīng China — November 2004

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