Sunday, October 9, 2011

798 art district, beijing, china

district 798 holds a unique collection of art
with former electronic factory buildings full of creative heart

Saturday, October 8, 2011

forbidden city and tiananmen square, beijing, china

forbidden city
the imperial palace
and emperor's home

site of important events
from chinese history

this lady and her friend wanted to take pictures with matt.  at the last minute she put his arm around her shoulder!

so of course, her friend had to do the same.

Friday, October 7, 2011

jing and david's wedding, beijing, china

clear and beautiful
a crisp and sunny fall day
wonderful wedding

first wed at the church
followed by chinese banquet
and dinner next night

congratulations jing and david!

st. joseph's cathedral, beijing

bride and groom

jing and david's awesome wedding planner

outside the noble club

bride and groom arriving at the noble club

the 18 course wedding banquet

with our japanese friends at the wedding dinner at wuyutai court
(videos are the various entertainment from that evening as well)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

the great wall, mutianyu, china

day two in beijing began by visiting mutianyu
to climb the great wall and admire the view.
the wall is uneven, hilly, big and wide
in one of it's many towers you could easily hide.
an amazing structure to be experienced first hand
trailing along northern china's mountainous land.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

summer palace, beijing, china

as soon as we arrived in beijing
we went to lake kunming
to visit the summer palace
a beautiful place without malice

lilly pads

signs along the paths up the hill of longevity


marble boat on lake kunming