Flying to Beijing
The new Beijing airport
The Forbidden City, center of Chinese power for more than 500 years
Our hotel, about five miles west of the Forbidden City
canal near the hotel
fruit market near hotel
birds hang in cages, singing early in the morning
people exercising at 6:00 a.m.
more early morning exercise
house hear hotel
visiting the Forbidden City, outside by Tiananmen Gate
ROS members in Tiananmen Square, the world's largest public square
people waiting to visit the tomb of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, who died Sept. 9, 1976
50,000 people visit the Forbidden City every day
entering the main gate
Pat in the Forbidden City.
more from the Forbidden City
passing water bottles on the bus
Temple of Heaven
There are about 1,000 pandas left in the world.
Following, some shots from the opening concert of the China International Choir Festival
Eric Townell warms up the Rochester Oratorio Society
sorry these are blurry
ROS sang last
grand finale . . .
Ying Ying Liu, rehearsing for our concert in the Forbidden City Concert Hall
signs of the Beijing Olympics were everywhere
the Bird's Nest
the Water Cube
streets scene from Beijing ring road (they have 6 Inner Loops)
The Great Wall of China warns people with heart problems
Seven ROS members and/or family members made it to the top of this section near Beijing
adult playground for exercise
visiting a traditional hutong
solar panels on the hutong
the Dirt Market, sans dirt
someone tell me what this means
ROS members after visiting the Dirt Market
The Summer Palace - my favorite place. This complex, with a man-made lake, is where the Chinese royal family used to come and cool off.
the next several are from the Summer Palace.
Our guide told us that more than 40,000 people visit this park everyday
The Marble Boat. Doesn't float.
view of the Summer Palace from the Buddha temple
CCTV's new 550,000 square meter headquarters
a few shots from Shanghai
The tallest tower in Asia, the Oriental Pearl
Shanghai at night