This was far and away the most beautiful place that I saw in Beijing. It's good to be the king.
This is an enormous, artificial lake, around which the Summer Palace is built.
|Walkway around the lake
One should never have to get wet if it rains
Each decoration is unique
It was right here that a woman from Shaghai walked up to me and started a conversation, saying she thought I looked like a friendly person. It was then that I knew that for a short time, serendipity had returned.
Never far away from a...
|The Sea of Wisdom Temple|
|A Porcelain Pagoda
As I was climbing around, I met up with some 14 year old Chinese kids who were rehearsing their rap lyrics.
|Bridge on the back lake.|
|Bridge on the back lake
The same picture as above, but vertical. I didn't want to miss this scene.
|The back lake|
|Foot bridge over the back lake|
|More of the back lake|
|Temples on the hill side|
|Hillside building, close up|
Part of the hillside complex
Going away from the hillside
|A Marble Boat
Perhaps the most useless thing I've ever seen in my life -- a true luxury item. It functioned as a tea house, and couldn't possibly float.