Beijing

In May 2002, I visited China on two trips. Here are some photos from the visit to Beijing.

This trip was take after visiting the Three Gorges region. It was educational to see the contrast between the two places. Beijing is presented as the shining jewel of China's modern economic growth and development. But that growth is not everywhere, and there are great contrasts in the country. When we were there, they were preparing the city for the 2008 Olympics. Unfortunately, these pictures don't tell that story, they just show the pristine face of Beijing.

Beijing ParkLama temple lion statueLama templeLama temple buildingsLama templePrayer wheelsBellThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityThe Forbidden CityBeijing streetRide and parkTour busGreat WallGreat wallGreat wallGreat wallGreat wallTianamen SquareFood marketRehersalsTiantanWar museumFactoryPeach treeTiananmen SquareTiananmen SquareTiananmen SquareSummer PalaceSummer PalaceSummer PalaceMarble boatSummer PalaceSummer PalaceSummer Palace

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