Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beijing May 12, 2017 Panda bears and Confucious Temple

                                           Interesting architecture on the way to the zoo.








                      On my previous trips I saw baby pandas. These two were quite elderly





The holes in these rocks were formed by the ocean waves over a long period of time
 
 







                                            These big bowls were for water in case of fire.

                                I don't like the scent of incense so we were out of there quickly


                  The largest indoor buddah was in one of the buildings but no pics allowed
                                                     It stood as tall as the building
                                       Once in there I realized I had been here before.
                               This is a prayer wheel. You just keep spinning it as long as you dare
                                               Jack took his turn along with the little boy
                                         There were different wheels for different prayers. I had
                                    hoped to zoom in to read what one it was but it didn't work out




                                             He was making fresh orange juice for the kids

                        some of the shops looked interesting but Jack wouldn't let me go in



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beijing May 11, 2017 A walk in and around my hotel

I took a walk around the hotel looking for wall art on some of the other floors and I did find some nice pieces but they didn't all photograph well as most were framed with glass. I'll add some of the ones with the least glare .



 

















 
Walked around the block to see the church and window shopped a little in the neighbourhood