We have been home for quite a while.
I took several hundred pictures, I have some serious scrap booking to do!
The Pandas are stars at the Beijing Zoo.
The habitat in the Panda House are quite nice.
These guys are quite charming.
You can't adopt the pandas and bring them home,
but the gift shop has plenty of things they will be more than happy to send with you.
I liked this Tea set, but not enough to carry it home.
I did find a pair of earrings that were much lighter.
We took a trishaw tour through the Hutongs.
Fun and interesting. We visited one family,
with our official guide and translator of course.....
This picture is from the Summer Palace.
It is of the long corridor, a covered wooden walkway through gardens and beside a lake.
Every surface is painted. The pictures are works of art in their own right.
A marble pleasure boat.
No, it does not float (I had to ask).
Nice place for the Empress to take tea.
Who is that handsome man in the center?
My traveling companion!