Test out the olympic track in a new way in China.
The Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China, plus a display of the 90th anniversary
of the CCP.
A yogurt drink sold throughout Beijing, China.
Stone temple that sits atop
longevity hill at the
Summer Palace in Japan. This picture
is a close up of the walls,
which are covered with
Buddha statues. Some of
them decapitated by either
western troops who invaded in
the 1800s or by red guard
members during the cultural
revolution (I saw reports of both)
A statue of the Qinlin at the
Summer Palace in China. Qinlin is a
mythical creature. Zheng He
on his journey to Africa
thought he had found one
and brought back a giraffe to
A panorama of Northwest Beijing as seen from atop Jinshan Park in China.
Door to a government owned hutong. (China)
Door to a privately owned hutong. (China)
Brooms used by the street sweepers
that were in every city we went to.
I believe this is a government provided
job for people. (China)
Having fun on a Sunday morning
at the Temple of Heaven in China. A
kicking game enjoyed by Chinese
people. One of many activities
you could see that Sunday. The
little pink smudge in the middle
of the picture is a hackysack like
object we were kicking around
to each other.
Can you guess what product
this is? (China)
Fun little car seen on
the streets of Beijing, China.
The Oriental Pearl Tower in China is a very cool building. Not exactly the prettiest building but with the blue sky behind it and the lights it is gorgeous.
This man was in a park practicing his calligraphy using a large brush and water. There were other people in the park doing the same thing. (China)
The Shanghai Museum in China was designed by I.M. Pei and was meant to resemble a bronze vessel. The museum houses beautiful examples of Chinese art.
The many buddhas that were carved into the rocks in China were stunning. They covered many different time periods and were a variety of sizes.
The drive into the Dragon Well Green Tea Plantation in China was beautiful. There were rows and rows of tea plants growing.
We spent a little while exploring and evening climbing to the top of this wooden pagoda in Hangzhou, China. The hike was well worth the view.
During our visit to the Lang Fang school in China, some of us sat in on a high school Physics class. Students listened to their teacher, worked in groups and presented their answers.
This is a view of the Great Wall of China from the Great Wall. It was absolutely incredible.
Throughout Beijng, China, especially in the hutongs, we saw many solar water heaters perched on top of buildings.
The roofs at many of the sites we visited in China were so well decorated and beautiful.
The Great Wall of China was amazing. The mountains and landscape surrounding the Great Wall were beautiful. The mountains were so steep it is hard to believe that there was a need to build the Great Wall. The difficulty to construct the Great Wall according to some sources resulted in over one million deaths.
At the Baiyun Taoist Temple in China a man sweeps the grounds to keep them clean.
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