Thursday, April 22, 2010

Travel Thursday: Summer Palace, Beijing

Summer Palace Boat

Long time no China pictures. Here's one.


ahab said...

Great color and atmosphere.

Donna said...

can I get a martini while sitting there gazing at the landscape, taking in the rich and vibrant colors?

Tom Hilton said...


Generik said...

Tom and ahab -- thanks!

Donna -- I think you'd have to bring your own. I don't recall seeing any cocktail lounges or liquor-to-go stands in the Summer Palace grounds.

There were a few tea houses, though.

Also, just as an aside, if you notice the haze in the background, that's the heavy-duty pollution of Beijing. It was fierce; Mrs. G was sick most every day we were there, and we both came home with respiratory ailments that lingered for some time after the trip was done.