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the Chinese flag
Over the Pole
Direct flight from Toronto to Beijing - 13 hours
a very modern Airport at Beijing
One of the Beijing downtown shopping areas - notice - no cars allowed.
Many familiar name brands
Local tourists enjoy the many statues
even the very young have cameras - not sure what he is taking a picture of...
great for a shoe store
Beijing has an extensive back alleyway system - called Hutongs. Very safe and...
these birds are used by local fisherman for catching fish.
this hutong leads to many food vendors - and lots of trinkets to buy
Yum Yum - the scorpions are actually alive on the skewer!
Sign on a fish pond
the fish kept asking me - but remained firm and refused.
park near hotel
a beautiful public park, very close to the Forbidden City
practical urinal instructio
practising chinese calligraph
y in the park.
a strategic checkers/c
hess/risk game draws an enthusiast
John and Birdsnest
square and city
in Tiananmen Square looking towards the Forbidden City
it was hot
all the locals use the umbrella for sign protection
Even the shade from a light post is a welcome relief.
forbidden city entrance
inside city 1
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article published 10/19/2011
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