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The old gates to Beijing

The old gates to Beijing

Mao's Mausoleum

Statues of Mao's People

Statues of Mao's People

The old gates to Beijing

The old gates to Beijing

The old gates to Beijing

The old gates to Beijing

The old gates to Beijing

A leafy street

The Chinese use leafy streets well

A local bike repair man having a nap between jobs

The quieter streets of downtown Beijing

The quieter streets of downtown Beijing

Lunch at a locals' eatery; total cost for 2 dishes, 2 pots of tea and a beer?...AU$3

Another leafy corridor for pedestrians

"You may not take a photo!!!"...oops

The main streets of Beijing

The main streets of Beijing

The main streets of Beijing

The main streets of Beijing

The main streets of Beijing...and Macca's

Another view of the Beijing gates

Government offices around Tiananmen Square

Mao's Mausoleum

More of Mao's people

Mao's Mausoleum

Mao's people

Mao's people

Mao's people

Mao's people

Mao's people

Mao's people

Government offices around Tiananmen Square

Government offices around Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

Government offices around Tiananmen Square

Government offices around Tiananmen Square; note the Olympics 2008

Tiananmen Square

Outside the Forbidden City

The entrance to the Forbidden City

At the entrance to the Forbidden City

At the entrance to the Forbidden City

At the entrance to the Forbidden City

Me, at the entrance to the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City looking back at the main gate

Inside the Forbidden City looking back at the main gate

Inside the Forbidden City looking back at the main gate

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

Inside the Forbidden City

The moat at one of the gates of the Forbidden City

The moat at one of the gates of the Forbidden City

A ride through the back streets of Beijing

A ride through the back streets of Beijing

A ride through the back streets of Beijing

A ride through the back streets of Beijing

A ride through the back streets of Beijing

A ride through the back streets of Beijing

Lunch at a local's house

The entrance to the courtyard of the local's house

A guided tour through some back streets of Beijing

A guided tour through some back streets of Beijing

A guided tour through some back streets of Beijing

A guided tour through some back streets of Beijing

A waterway off the main streets, where the locals live

A waterway off the main streets, where the locals live

Off the main streets, where the locals live

Off the main streets, where the locals live

Sounds like a good bar

Off the main streets, where the locals live

Off the main streets, where the locals live

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

Me at The Temple of Heaven

Peking Duck

Peking Duck

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

Yes, it really is a very steep climb

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

The Great Wall at the remote Huan Ya Guan section 3 hours outside of Bejing

Catching public transport home from a show

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Marble Boat at The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

Beijing Olympics 2008, the swimming stadium

Beijing Olympics 2008, the swimming stadium

Beijing Olympics 2008, the swimming stadium

Beijing Olympics 2008, the main stadium

Beijing West Train Station

Beijing West Train Station

Waiting for the train to Xian

Waiting for the train to Xian

Me and the 3 Flagrant Concubines ready for the train trip

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