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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Picture postcard from the Olympic Park area of Beijing.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Something old, something new. Street food on the left, convention center on the right.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Waiting to cross the street.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Parking for bicycles and scooters.
A view of an apartment building with bars on all of the windows.
The restaurant where I ate some tasty roast duck.
Standing in front of the Bird's Nest, or the Olympic Stadium.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Hot Club of Beijing, a gypsy jazz band, performing at Modernista.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The food court inside the underground mall near the convention center.
Restaurant where I had dinner.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Bell Tower of Xian.
Standing by the bell.
The Drum Tower of Xian.
The Phoenix Pavilion inside the Great Mosque of Xian.
A stone gateway leading to the worship hall of the Great Mosque of Xian.
Men playing Chinese Chess at night. (One man, upper left, is too sexy for his shirt.)
The city of Xian lights up at night.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Terracotta warriors inside Pit 3 of the Terracotta Warrior Museum.
A kneeling Terracotta Warrior figure inside Pit 2 of the Terracotta Warrior Museum.
A Terracotta Horseman and his horse inside Pit 2 of the Terracotta Warrior Museum.
A legion of Terracotta Warriors inside Pit 1 of the Terracotta Warrior Museum.
A close of warriors in Pit 1 of the Terracotta Warrior Museum.
Another close of warriors in Pit 1 of the Terracotta Warrior Museum.
The sunset over Chinese fields as I rode the overnight train to Beijing.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Arrival at the Beijing West Train Station.
A lot of young people have mobile phones here.
The Tiananmen Gate with the portrait of Chairman Mao.
A close-up of a roof section inside the Forbidden City.
China has put a lot of work into improving the Forbidden City since I was last there.
Standing inside the Forbidden City.
The glazed Nine Dragon wall inside the Forbidden City.
A close-up of a roof of a building inside the Forbidden City.
Standing on the big hill in Jinshan Park with a view overlooking the Forbidden City.
An endless row of red lanterns hangs overhead on 'Ghost Street.'
Moday, June 18, 2012
A bell inside the Lama Temple, a Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing.
Worshippers burning incense and praying at the Lama Temple.
Buddhist monks chanting inside the Lama Temple.
Walking around Qianhai Lake.
Drummers performing inside the Drum Tower.
I had my birthday lunch at a cafe called Hutong Pizza.
Tiananmen Square is large.
The Monument to the People's Heros inside Tiananmen Square.
Standing in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven Park.
A close-up of the roof of a gate at the Temple of Heaven Park.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Boeing 767-400 passenger plane that flew me back to the states.
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