driving in Beijing
how do they do that side saddle thing?
Beijing is called the City of Bicycles and has 1.5 bikes to every person
retired persons spend most of their days in the parks, dancing and singing, playing chess, cards.
some dancers of our own
the Chinese love Ballroom Dancing
musicians playing and singing
Steve and Pat cutting the rug
the badminton-dart game
shrewd negotiators (I'm not going to tell you which two)
this guy had such a great face
using water to paint letters and characters
quite a chorus
first glimpse of The Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven
the artifacts inside
truely one of the most picturesque sites in the China
view from the east gate
if you like crowds schedule your trip the first week of October. this is when National Day is celebrated.
Through Beijing to the train station.
Four hours to Ji'nan, and of course, dinner!
cool looking buildings everywhere
construction everywhere, all the time!
part of the old city wall in Beijing
inside the train station
Charles and Diane
ready to play cards?
lots of views of construction, poverty, abandoned buildings and factories, and some very poor people
hard working farmers
and the cranes...
our VIP greeting by traditional drummers in Ji'nan (check out the video below)
one of the best feasts of the trip
night view of the coi pond in the hotel in Ji'nan