Thursday, February 12, 2009

Travel Thursday: Summer Palace, Beijing


On our first full day in China, our guide took us to the Summer Palace, a complex of buildings alongside a huge lake. This is where the emperor would go in the summer to try to beat the heat in Beijing. The pollution in that city is unbelievably bad, which resulted in most all the pictures we took there looking somewhat hazy.


Summer Palace Detail

Summer Palace Boat

Horny Lion

Summer Palace Bridge

Marble Boat

Dragon Boat


ahab said...

Wow! Gorgeous, all of them. What a trip that must have been.

Donna said...

tremendous, all of them! god, I love travel thursday.