Wacky hotel room
Yummy street food
My first glimpse of the Forbidden City
Beijing at night
Ice fishing the Palace Moat
Forbidden City Sunrise
I was not prepared for snow!
All the Chinese students wanted to practice their English, and get a photo
The Frozen Forbidden City
Hall of Supreme Harmony
Beautiful bronze sculptures
Hall of Heavenly Peace
Hall of Preserving Harmony
Hall of Treasures
Jingshan Hill. Where the Emperors went to pray. The hill was created with all the dirt that was excavated for the moat. Amazing when you consider it was done by man, and animal power 700 years ago.
I had no idea of the enormity of the Forbidden City
Bronze Buddha on top of Jingshan Hill
Where the last Emperor of the Ming Dynasty hanged himself
The frozen moat
Beijing street scene
Soldiers marchng through Tiananmen Square
The One Western Tourist!
Breakfast on the way to The Great Wall
Basically a chairlift...only old, creaky, and a little too rusty. This thing was scary!
16 degrees F. on the Wall. Even colder on the chair lift up! I was Freezing!!
Sunrise on The Great Wall of China
The surrounding ladscape was incredible! Giant mountains on every side. Amazing!
Squirrel on the Wall
The bird that flew me home!