Beijing - The Forbidden City

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.


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The sidewalk is for living your life, not just going somewhere.


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Crowds stretching far into the distance.


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Pushing and shoving to get a glimpse into an imperial building, which appears to be blocked off behind the latticework.


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Childhood obesity is not just a US problem. Neither is over-attention to video games.


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By aiming the camera upward, one could avoid the people and get some photos of the ornate and beautiful architectural decorations.


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In the Imperial Garden.

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