Leaving on a jet plane!
Cheers! China here I come!!
1st of MANY fires burning in China...Wuhan was covered in smoke
China from the plane
Our room at the New Otani Beijing, China
Fire Escape Mask....I'm not sleeping in that thing!
Massage parlor near hotel in Beijing
Mall near hotel in Beijing
People go to the parks at night throughout China to dance and roller skate and meet friends.
Every dancer group needs back-up!
Reading the daily newspapers....at night
You knew WE'D find a rainbow sign in China! One person said it would be completed when China gets Taiwan back...another said that wasn't true.
Notice the window washers several floors up???
Stopped at a traffic light these guys take the time to read the daily newspapers.
The city was decorated for National Day Oct 1st. There were flowers EVERYWHERE! As we got there the 17th we were able to enjoy it all. They took it all away the day we left.
watering the flowers
Allen on a bridge.
More Beijing flower decorations
Fountian in Beijing
Grand Hotel Beijing
Statue to honor the Revolution.
Guard at Mao's Tomb
These are special stones and the Emporer was the only one allowed to walk down the middle. Everyone else had to walk and stand on the sides.
The long pole on the right was used to lock the big doors once they were closed. That's one BIG key!
Somehow I resisted buying this delicacy! That's why I survived the trip, I think.
Talk about high carb diets!
Love the leopard seat!