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Lost in Beijing - part 1 (Spiderman)


Walking down Donghuamen road, we came across food stalls selling centipedes, crickets, snakes, frogs, cicadas, silk worms, starfish and many mouth-watering treats. The aromas were a mix of fishy and acidic(maybe due to smoke coming out of the hot coals or the cars)…it was rather indescribable.Everything looked alien and of course, none of us spoke mandarin. 490 more words


To the Forbidden City, Beijing China. Waiting for our guide ….

Grey sky.



Across from Tiananmen square, our next stop:

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty…

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Our Asia Adventure


Sunday I returned to the area of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to tour Taimiao or the Imperial Ancestral Temple. It is just outside of the Forbidden City in its southeast corner. 251 more words


Willows & Moat

Ricoh GR, ISO 100, 1/50 sec, f/11, EV 0.0. Post processing in Viveza 2 and Color Efex Pro 4. 9 more words


The Red Walled Corridor

The Forbidden City (故宫/紫禁城) is made up of 980 buildings covering a total of 62 hectares, and inside it runs a vast network of corridors, pathways, even alleyways. 195 more words


A look back: Yet another photo from China

I grabbed this shot of a temple when we we were at the Forbidden City during our visit to Beijing in 2007. I remember that this is a very sacred building in China, but I cannot recall its name. 73 more words