Beijing (2015)

Photos from Beijing, China, on May 18-19, 2015.

The Main Sacred Way

Description of the Main Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs.

Gate to the Main Sacred Way

Gate to the Main Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs.

Gate to Main Sacred Way

A statue in the gate to the Main Sacred Way.

Main Sacred Way

A look down the Main Sacred Way.

Description of Stone Statues

A description of the stone statues along the Main Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs.

Sitting Lion

Sitting lion statue along the Main Sacred Way.

Stone Statues

Stone statues lining the Main Sacred Way.

Sitting Xiezhi

Statue of a sitting Xiezhi along the Main Sacred Way.

Standing Xiezhi

Statue of a standing Xiezhi along the Main Sacred Way.

Sitting Camel

Statue of a sitting camel along the Main Sacred Way.

Standing Camel

Statue of a standing camel along the Main Sacred Way.

Sitting Elephant

Statue of a sitting elephant along the Main Sacred Way.

Mao

A picture of Mao and others along the Main Sacred Way.

Standing Elephant

Statue of a standing elephant along the Main Sacred Way.

Sitting Qilin

Statue of a sitting Qilin along the Main Sacred Way.

Standing Qilin

Statue of a standing Qilin along the Main Sacred Way.

Sitting Horse

Statue of a sitting horse along the Main Sacred Way.

Standing Horse

Statue of a standing horse along the Main Sacred Way.

General (One)

Statue of a general along the Main Sacred Way.

General (Two)

Statue of a general along the Main Sacred Way.

Civil Official (One)

Statue of a civil official along the Main Sacred Way.

Civil Official (Two)

Statue of a civil official along the Main Sacred Way.

Retired Official (One)

Statue of a retired official along the Main Sacred Way.

Retired Official (Two)

Statue of a retired official along the Main Sacred Way.

Mutianyu Great Wall

Description of the Great Wall at Mutianyu.

Cable Car

Cable car to the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Section of Mutianyu Great Wall

A section of the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Valley

Valley along the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Watchtower

Watchtower on the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Watchtower (Two)

Close up of a watchtower on the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Into Darkness

Looking into a dark passage on the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Garett

Garett walking a lonely path along the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Creeper

Garett creeping in a dark passage on the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Steep Climb

Garett climbing a steep staircase on the Mutianyu Great Wall.

Great Wall

Mutianyu section of the Great Wall seen from above.

March

Soldiers marching into the Forbidden City.

Entrance

Entrance to the Forbidden City.

Moat

A moat in the Forbidden City.

Tourists (One)

Tourist groups seen from afar at the Forbidden City.

Statue Outside the Gate of Moral Standards

A statue outside the Gate of Moral Standards in the Forbidden City.

Description of the Gate of Moral Standards

A description of the Gate of Moral Standards at the Forbidden City.

Tourists (Two)

Hordes of tourists at the Forbidden City.

Peace

Relative peace in the other direction at the Forbidden City.

Tourists (Three)

A horde of tourists at the Forbidden City.

Tourists (Four)

Another horde of tourists at the Forbidden City.

Tourists (Five)

Yet another horde of tourists at the Forbidden City.

Peace (Two)

Another peaceful part of the Forbidden City.

Hall of Preserved Harmony

Inside the Hall of Preserved Harmony in the Forbidden City.

Description of the Hall of Preserved Harmony

A description of the Hall of Preserved Harmony in the Forbidden City.

Throne

The throne in the Hall of Preserved Harmony in the Forbidden City.

Stone Carving

A stone carving in the Forbidden City.

Description of the Stone Carving

A description of the stone carving at the Forbidden City.

Sign for the Hall of Clocks

A sign for the Hall of Clocks in the Forbidden City.

Hall of Ancestral Worship

The Hall of Ancestral Worship in the Forbidden City.

Description of the Hall of Ancestral Worship

A sign describing the Hall of Ancestral Worship in the Forbidden City.

Inside the Hall of Clocks

Inside the Hall of Clocks in the Forbidden City.

Clock (One)

A clock in the Hall of Clocks.

Clock (Two)

A clock in the Hall of Clocks.

Clock (Three)

A clock at the Hall of Clocks.

Clock (Four)

A clock at the Hall of Clocks.

Palace of Heavenly Purity

Palace of Heavenly Purity in the Forbidden City.

Palace of Heavenly Purity from the Side

A shot of the Palace of Heavenly Purity from the side.

Description of the Palace of Heavenly Purity

A description of the Palace of Heavenly Purity.

Inside the Palace of Heavenly Purity

Inside the Palace of Heavenly Purity.

Hall of Union and Peace

A description of the Hall of Union and Peace in the Forbidden City.

Hall of Earthly Tranquility

Description of the Hall of Earthly Tranquility in the Forbidden City.

Hill of Accumulated Elegance

Description of the Hill of Accumulated Elegance in the Forbidden City.

Hill of Accumulated Elegance

The Hill of Accumulated Elegance seen from below.

Moat at the Forbidden City

Moat at the back of the Forbidden City.

Garett in the Hutongs

Garett navigating the Beijing hutongs.

Bat Signal

Bat signal in the Beijing hutongs.

Fractional Address

A fractional address in the Beijing hutongs.

Houhai Lake

Houhai Lake in Beijing.

Pyongyang Food and Drink

A sign for Pyongyang food and drink.

Drums (One)

Drums in the Drum Tower.

Drums (Two)

Drums in the Drum Tower.

Watchman's Drum

A sign describing the drums in the Drum Tower.

Drums (Three)

A big drum in the Drum Tower.

Cation!

A misspelled sign in the Drum Tower.

Courtyard

Courtyard outside the Drum Tower.

Bell Tower

The Bell Tower in Beijing.

Drum Tower

The Drum Tower in Beijing seen from the Bell Tower.

Bell

The bell in the Bell Tower in Beijing.

Ancient Time

A sign describing time keeping in ancient China.

Beijing

Beijing seen from the Bell Tower.

Yonghe Temple (One)

The Yonghe (Lama) Temple complex in Beijing.

Yonghe Temple (Two)

Building at the Yonghe Temple.

Map of the Temple of Heaven

A map of the Temple of Heaven.

Crossroads

Crossroads at the Temple of Heaven.

Description of the Nine Dragon Juniper

A sign describing the Nine Dragon Juniper in the Temple of Heaven.

Nine Dragon Juniper

The Nine Dragon Juniper at the Temple of Heaven.

Gate

A gate at the Temple of Heaven.

Gate (Two)

Another gate at the Temple of Heaven.

Gate with a View

A look through a gate at the Temple of Heaven.

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests.

Inside the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

Inside the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests.

Mausoleum of Mao Zedong

The Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

Zhengyangmen Gate Tower

Zhengyangmen Gate Tower in Tiananmen Square.

Zhengyangmen Gate Tower

Zhengyangmen Gate Tower in Tiananmen Square.

Monument in Tiananmen Square

A monument in front of the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

Soldier

A soldier in Tiananmen Square.

Monument to the People's Heroes

Monument to the People's Heroes in Tiananmen Square.

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City seen from Tiananmen Square.

Chinese Flag

The Chinese flag flying in the wind in Tiananmen Square.

Five Phones

The five phones Garett and I were carrying in Beijing.