The view of the marshland on the far side of the lake at Summer Palace. Beijing, China
Dedications or wishes are left at the feet of Confucius at the Guiozijian Temple. Beijing, China
A grove of trees covers the causeway that divides the lake at Summer Palace, Beijing, China.
Guizijian Temple (Confucius Temple). This archway marks the entrance. Note the numerous protections against lightning. For some reason, these ancient buildings draw more than their fair share of lightning strikes. Beijing, China.
Life in the Hutong. Amazing food from tiny restaurants. Dizzying array of wires criss-cross the sky. Beijing, China.
Snow and ice makes walking along the wall a treacherous outing for anyone in street shoes. Badaling, China
Idle boats are locked in a thin layer of ice. Summer Palace, Beijing, China.
A thin layer of ice forms on the canal on a November morning. Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Ancient tradition meets modern technology. The entire street block is awash in light from red lanterns. Yet, they all are powered by compact florescent bulbs, and accented by neon signs. A beautiful sight. Beijing, China.
Snow dusts the roofs along the Guozijian Hutong (Confucius Temple old town). Beijing, China.