Monday, January 29, 2007

Day 2, Beijing, China

Slowly recovering from a 5 hour walk around Beijing this morning. Saw the Forbidden City, Tianamen Square, and the Temple of Heaven. My feet are killing me....

Had to come back and take a shower, as there was enough wind kicking dirt around that Steve and I were pretty well covered in a layer of grime by the time we got back. Anyway, here is a picture dump for the day....

Me in front of the Forbidden City....9,999 rooms for the Emporer of China to live in, keeping his 2000-3000 concubines for his needs. Must have been rough being the Emporer.

Cool lion statue outside the Forbidden City. Steve and I decided not to take the tour of the City due to time and cost. Was surprised by the number of people at the City for a Monday morning...I had figured that it would be slow, but maybe the crowd we saw was small compared to the weekend, I have no point of reference to compare.

Statue comemerating the People's Revolution in Tiananmen Square...there was a matching statue to the left of this one.

Temple of Heaven...the picture doesn't do it justice, as the coloration of the temple is just amazing. Brilliant reds, yellows and blues are just amazing. Very beautiful temple.

Time to get some dinner now and then finish preparing for tomorrow, as we start the work that we came here for with a visit to a new Libbey glass manufaturing plant...planned for the bulk of the day, so the sightseeing in Beijing is pretty much over. ttfn.


At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

Temple of Heaven looks beautiful, you can see the colors when you enlarge the picture.

At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear you're okay and things are going well. Wonderful pics, by the way, keep 'em coming even if its mundane stuff! Hurry back, we all miss ya!


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