07
Jun
14

Pictures from Beijing

Oops– I haven’t been sharing as many pictures here as I probably should! We have slightly better internet now, so I will try to get some more posted!

We had a couple of days of sightseeing in Beijing before heading off to Shenyang to start research. We will also research in Beijing, but at the end of our trip. While we were there, temperatures were at or near 100F, so it was much too warm to do much.

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More below the jump.

We went to the Temple of Heaven on the first day. The detailing of these sites amazes me.

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The next day, we went to the Summer Palace, with the thinking that if it was where the Emperor went in the summer, it might be nice for a hot day.

It was actually very nice on a dragon boat in the middle of the lake. Steven and I entered from a different gate than our students, and we ended up across the lake from where we thought they were.

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We did find them…

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We stayed in a very photogenic hotel in a hutong, an old Beijing neighborhood full of narrow alleys and streets.

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And the morning we left, we went to the Lama Temple, which was only a few blocks away.

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I’ll try to get some more pictures up soon!

-Cheryl

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