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We, like so many others, have embarked on a journey, that has us swinging between hysterical laughter to tears of unknown. But we are doing it.....

Friday, May 12, 2006

Photos from two days in Beijing

Guards at the Temple of Heaven


Hutong area - local folks looking at the Americans - very friendly folks - Hutong is 200 plus year old area - 4 homes share a common courtyard and build off each other. Visited a local gentleman who was a archeologist for the state (retired) who has lived in the family owned Hutong for 53 years, they are passed down through the generations.


Hutong alley way
This is the approach to the Bell Tower - it was used as a time piece for the local area - every 30 minutes a drum was beat - the clock was the water machine pictured also.



Bell Tower - Big Ben of Beijing, the steps to the top of this 7 story structure were 16" high and at about 60 degree incline - holy-crap....


This is the approach to the Bell Tower - it was used as a time piece for the local area - every 30 minutes a drum was beat - the clock was the water machine pictured also.

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