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China's crumbling cultural treasures are few and far between


Entrance gate to the Forbidden City

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Us on a bridge

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Canal inside the city

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Side buildings in the Forbidden City

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Emperor's Throne

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Side view of throne with stork

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Colorful roof line

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Grassy courtyard

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Louisa with terraces

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Another throne

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Yet another throne

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Blooming lotus flower clock (the petals open and close on the hour) in the clock collection

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Amazing stonework path for the Emperor

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Colorful walls

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Louisa with female lion near Emperor's bedroom

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Emperor's study

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Pagoda roofs with little animal protectors

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Empress throne room with giant water clock on right

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Temple on top of man-made mountain in garden

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Temple from the outside

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


A different temple on a hill over the trees

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


Moat with guard tower

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Forbidden City, Beijing, China


War memorial in Tiananmen Square

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Tienanmen Square, Beijing, China


Great Hall of the People

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Tienanmen Square, Beijing, China


Picture of Mao on gate to Forbidden City

Tue Jul 25, 2000
Tienanmen Square, Beijing, China


Funny sign

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Tienanmen Square, Beijing, China


Beautifully decorated gate into Lama temple

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Lama Temple, Beiijng, China


Colorful building in the complex

Lama Temple, Beiijng, China

Louisa and Julia in front of temple building

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Lama Temple, Beiijng, China


Bronze incense burner

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Lama Temple, Beiijng, China


Four faced buddha

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Lama Temple, Beiijng, China


More temple buildings

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Lama Temple, Beiijng, China


Tom with the lions and turtles

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Lama Temple, Beiijng, China


Louisa dancing at the Daijiacon restaurant

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Beijing, China


Louisa dancing with the local dancers again

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Beijing, China


Entrance to the Temple of Heaven

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Square and round walls surround the temple

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Main altar at the Temple of Heaven

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Louisa along the avenue

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Altar at the Temple of Heaven

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Louisa with carved stone ramp

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Colorful interior of a main altar

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Another colorful interior

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Plaque with Chinese characters

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Tom with the space stones

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China


Copper pots for cloissonne

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Cloisonne factory, Beijing, China


Colorful coissone vase and stork

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Cloisonne factory, Beijing, China


Cloissonne camel

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Cloisonne factory, Beijing, China


Gate to the Temple of the Bells

Wed Jul 26, 2000
Bell Temple, Beijing, China


2600 year old bells

Bell Temple, Beijing, China

Louisa tries her hand at sounding the water bell

Bell Temple, Beijing, China

Their is a lot of construction going on in Beijing

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Bell Temple, Beijing, China


Colorful outside at the bell temple

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Bell Temple, Beijing, China


Old bell temple with the new construction

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Bell Temple, Beijing, China


Louisa with a dragon at the Summer Palace

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Emperor's study at the summer palace

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Point of land in the lake at the Summer Palace

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Temple overlooking the Summer Palace

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Us in the Empress' quarters

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Louisa and Julia in the long corridor

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Colorful gate at the Summer Palace

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Colorful dragon boat

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Decorative marble boat that actually cannot move

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Marble bridge

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Summer Palace, Beijing, China


Us at the remains of the Old Summer Palace

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Yuanming Gardens, Beijing, China


Entrance to the Ming Tombs

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Ming Tombs, outside Beijing, China


Stone soul tablet

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Ming Tombs, outside Beijing, China


Mountain valley with other temple towers

Thu Jul 27, 2000
Ming Tombs, outside Beijing, China


The Great Wall at Mu Tian Yu

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Us on the Great Wall

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Tom sits in a niche

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Looking out of a tower

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Great Wall at Mu Tian Yu runs over a high pass

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Another look at the Great Wall

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


The wall runs along the ridge

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Us on the Great Wall at Mu Tian Yu

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


The wall before restoration

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Looking along the unrestored wall

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Down the stairs along the wall

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Beijing in the distance

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


The wall snakes along

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Louisa on the steep stairs

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Louisa descending from the high tower

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


The wall goes three ways

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Another view along the wall

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Another view along the Great Wall at Mu Tian Yu

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Looking up from inside the wall

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China


Louisa hiking in the shadow of the Great Wall

Fri Jul 28, 2000
Mu Tian Yu, outside Beijing, China

Revised: Tue Jan 29 16:16:08 2008 on www.shieldsaroundtheworld.com.
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