Nancy at lunch before we departed LAX
Male guardian lion at the Summer Palace, Beijing (late Qing Dynasty, but in the Ming style)
Entrance to the Summer Palace, Beijing
The male guardian lion holds under his paw the globe that symbolizes the world.
Kevin, Nancy, & the Irish girls
Greg, Steve, Kevin, & Tony
Nancy & the Irish girls (Anita & Laura)
John & Larry
Kylin at the Summer Palace, Beijing
Summer palace. The crowds were impressive for still 3 weeks from the actual tourist season.
Huge restoration project in Beijing at both the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. All of the paintwork is being exquisitely restored.
Dragon and crane at the Summer Palace, Beijing
Along the lake. The excavation for the manmade lake provided the hill just behind us on which sits the Temple of Longevity.
The Hill of the Temple of Longevity.
Budding Chinese magnolias in the Empress' Court, Summer Palace, Beijing