China Blog 3

June 19, 2018 at 2:48 AM


China Day 3 - June 18th, 2018

This morning we visited Temple of Heaven and the surrounding gardens, our first photography opportunity of the day was the gardens located around the temple. It was not flowers and landscape that would arouse the curious photographer it was the retired people engaging in all forms of exercise and other social activities. This was probably the most fit senior citizens you have ever seen and they were very proud to have us visit and photograph their activities. A few even tried a few exercises. We then visited the Temple of Heaven a complete wooden type pagoda painted blue. Then traveled to the Hutong district to visit a tradition courtyard home and village area. Years ago families lived inside a walled courtyard and depending on your status had a larger courtyard and more distinctive entrance. We had the pleasure of visiting the home of an artist. This home as been in their family for 4 generations. We did a drive by of the Olympic Village and then mid afternoon we headed to the airport and departed for Xi’an. Tomorrow we prepare to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors. Enjoy todays selection of images by clicking on the gallery link below. Good night from Xi’an.

Click on the gallery link below to see todays photos.


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Posted by Harold & Betty Watling on
Looks like another wonderful trip--loving this journey with all those great photos. Say hi to Gail, Larry and Claude from Harold and I. Tell Larry to safe guard that Good looking HAT.
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