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this is so clever using water as part of the decoration..

this is so clever using water as part of the decoration..

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Lion head holding the handles of the water caldron.  this was near the doors: these were always kept full for fire suppression.....
Lion head holding the handles of…
this is so clever using water as part of the decoration..
this is so clever using water as…
peony: carved: on wall as decoration
peony: carved: on wall as decora…
close up of the lion: His eyes appear to be amber....they shined in the sun...
close up of the lion: His eyes a…
This is part of the imperial palaces near imperial city: you go from the t-square area under the underpass to the imperial /forbidden city.  .... after you say no a million times to the vendors....
This is part of the imperial pal…
outside of the forbidden city lookiing in.
outside of the forbidden city lo…
Obviously, I am thrilled to be in Tiananmen square.  It was immense
Obviously, I am thrilled to be i…
Mao's portrait above the imperial city entrance
Mao's portrait above the imperia…
David and I at Tiananmen. it was nice to see Chinese families together. It was the first week of May which is Golden Week & family week for Chinese.  Everyone gets together & vacations with their families.
David and I at Tiananmen. it was…
David and I near Tiananmen
David and I near Tiananmen
Looking across the street at T-Square
Looking across the street at T-S…
families enjoying the square... We loved how all of the generations mingled.
families enjoying the square... …
Beijing
photo by: Deats