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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Miscellaneous pictures of our last day in China 

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Today (Thursday) was our last day in China -- we leave Beijing tomorrow on a 7:50 am flight for Hong Kong, which is entirely the wrong direction, and fly from there to JFK. If all goes home, it will still be Friday, just barely, when we arrive home. Anyway, behold a few highlights from the last day...

The Hall of the Deputies from Tiananmen Square:




Images of the Forbidden City, the imperial residence for 492 years. There are more than 9,000 rooms in the complex, and only about a third of it is open to the public.






Weird rocks schlepped from southern China, just because the emperor liked them:




This last photo is of the Temple of Heaven, near the Forbidden City but outside it. My grandmother photographed this temple on a visit to China in the early 1920s, and we still have the picture in faded black and white. I took a color slide of the building in 1984. Today, we are only digital:




Bed time, now.


2 Comments:

By Blogger Pile On®, at Thu Jun 29, 01:47:00 PM:

Tigerhawk and Pile in the PRC at the same time. Will US-Sino relations ever be the same?  

By Blogger Joe Gringo, at Thu Jun 29, 03:42:00 PM:

Make sure you pick up the gold and silver commerative coins for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I did when I was there as well as other items, chains for cell phones (the rage there) dolls  

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