Travel Photography Photos tagged as beijing
Between Bird's nest and water cube
Jim and Renee with Susan near the security checkpoint at the Beijing International Airport
Susan and Kimberly waiting for us to checkout of the hotel so we can leave for the airport
Jim and Renee ready for breakfast before leaving for Nanchang
Kimberly and Renee in the dining room of the Renaissance Beijing Hotel
Back to the hotel safe and sound in the warmth of the hotel swimming pool room that is located on the 12th floor
This is the view from the top of the tower looking down at the starting point of our climb
Kimberly and Renee on a section of the Great Wall that rises behind them to the West or North, maybe Northwest. Jim and Eric climbed to the first or lowest tower above the green roof of the building in the center of the photo. Although it only took about ten to fifteen minutes, the climb was steep and the height of the steps were irregular making the hike more difficult.
Renee and Jim with a section of the Great Wall in the background looking East or South, maybe Southeast
Renee and Kimberly next to a display that has been prepared for the celebration of Chinese New Year in February with the Beijing Olympic Stadium in the background
Jim in front of the Beijing Olympic Green sign with the Olympic stadium in the background
The 2008 Summer Olympics Games swimming and diving venue with a McDonald's restaurant in the foreground
Renee preparing to exit the Forbidden City through the back door
Looking through the back door of one building, past a courtyard to the next building
Kimberly and Renee present a less intimidating posture. The female lion is known by the cub she is protecting underneath her left front paw.
The Imperial Guardian Lions stand guard at the entrance to the Palace of Tranquil Longevity. You can tell this is the male lion because of the sphere (that represents the earth) underneath his right front paw. However, Jim couldn't hold this menacing pose for very long.
Kimberly, Renee and Jim with Ashleigh and Eric. The Tienanmen Gate and the Forbidden City are in the background. Do we look cold?
Kimberly and Renee with Susan near the center of Tienanmen Square. In the background are the tall Monument to the People's Heroes and the National Museum of China.
Renee back in the lobby of the Renaissance Beijing Hotel
Renee with the clerk who helped her find some drinking water and soup (no English words on the labels, yes she found the water OK by herself)