July 20. A steamy day in Beijing. We went to the Forbidden City, but it was so crowded that I ended up taking pictures of the other tourists (almost all Chinese) rather than the grand space and buildings.
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This is the sun in the Beijing sky at 10 AM. The obscuring gray layer appeared to be mainly water vapor, not pollution.
The sidewalk is for living your life, not just going somewhere.
Crowds stretching far into the distance.
Pushing and shoving to get a glimpse into an imperial building, which appears to be blocked off behind the latticework.
Childhood obesity is not just a US problem. Neither is over-attention to video games.
By aiming the camera upward, one could avoid the people and get some photos of the ornate and beautiful architectural decorations.
In the Imperial Garden.