Beijing
April 12 - 15, 2000


Photos & Text 2000 by
Len Schwer
Revised 24 September 2000

Airports & Beijing Streets
(Daily Journal- Day 1)
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Waiting in Vancouver
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Beijing baggage claim
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Our China guide Linda
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Army of street sweepers start the day
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Early morning street view
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Afternoon view of same street


Tiananmen Square
(Daily Journal- Day 2)
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Tomb of Chairman Mao
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View across the great square
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Great Hall of the People
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Commemoration of the Revolution
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Monument to the People's Heros


Forbidden City
(Daily Journal- Day 2)
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Outside Heaven Gate
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Inside Heaven Gate
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Typical architecture
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Corner tower
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Number of figures denotes resident's rank
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Grand Inner Square
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Arched entry way
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Old man in a Mao suit
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Refurbishment work
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Typical decrative marble stone work
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Old woman with thermos of tea
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Chinese tourists resting
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Walled garden area
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Flowers in the garden
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Tree, too early for leaves


The Great Wall
(Daily Journal- Day 3)
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Views from toll road
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Approaching Great Wall site
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Lots of tourists in the village
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View from parking lot
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Wall village viewed from The Wall
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Tourist walking The Wall
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Looking down on parking lot
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Chinese Red Army solider
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It's a hike-and-a-half
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Just to prove we were there!


Ming Tombs
(Daily Journal- Day 3)
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Map of MingTombs area
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Walking to the Tomb Temple
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Garden walk to Temple
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Ming Temple & museum
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Traditional Ming dress
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Map of Ming Way walk
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About 1 KM walk
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Lined with 13 pairs of animals
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Ms Becky with kneeling elephant
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Mythical creature at end


Traditional Chinese Opera
(Daily Journal- Day 3)
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Elegant long sleeved dress dance
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Famous monkey soliders opera


Hutong Neighborhood & Dance
(Daily Journal- Day 4)
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90 year old man greets us in senior center
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Senior ladies dance club
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Our group's Gloria joins the fun
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Courtyard of traditional Hutong home
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Inside traditional Hutong home
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Lady that owns the home (background with guide Jessica)


Temple of Heaven
(Daily Journal- Day 4)
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Emperor visited spring & fall to pray for good crops & harvest
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Unique round roof pagoda design


Summer Palace
(Daily Journal- Day 4)
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Sited next to a man made lake
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Surprising scenic area in center of Beijing
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Marble ship for the Empress
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Beautiful covered walk to lake
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Lunch at the SummerPalace
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Jessica our Beijing city guide


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Photos & Text 2000 by Len Schwer