Monday, September 26, 2011

Summer Palace, Beijing 9.18.2011

Last day in Beijing, and we (Husam Chaya and I) headed for the Summer Palace...Magical really beautiful...I was impressed!! It was packed with people even more than the Forbidden City. I missed this area in 2008, so for me this was new and more fun. We went in through the back entrance and to the upper most temple then came down into the Tower Temple and down into the Palace over to the little island in the man made lake, very cool totally worth it!!!

Forbidden City Beijing 9.17.2011

They just don't build Palaces like this anymore! Second time to the City and it is so huge, I see something new each time I visit, it's over whelming (I believe that was the desired affect). Husam and I went in the South Gate the usual route, and took our time...setting and observing the crowds, a sea of people that never seemed to end. It was nice to just absorb, and I found myself reflecting on the last days of the City, and the movie.