Photos: It’s Beijing!

I know, I know. FINALLY, right?? Here are some photos from my time in Beijing earlier this semester. A lot are missing because they probably include faces of people from whom I have not received permission to post their faces on the World Wide Web. I should get on that.

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My face at the Summer Palace’s Suzhou Street. Allegedly, the Empress enjoyed walking the recreated streets and haggling with the shop girls (which probably terrified them by doing so).

Here’s where I went: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, local hutongs (neighborhoods), Olympic Nest, Great Wall…all the touristy places. And you know what? THEY WERE GREAT.

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Get Your Photo Taken With the Foreigner! is a very popular thing here.

 

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The Cube–built for the 2008 Olympics. Right across the street from the Nest.

 

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BEIBEI. EEEEE. They’re adorable here. I’m serious.

 

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Our tour guide’s signature: a monkey.

 

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Forbidden City.

 

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Favorite thing at the Summer Palace: water calligraphy. The best.

 

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Traditional View Hotel within a local hutong.

 

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A door. You’ll see a lot of these (pictures).

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Your FC,WL blogger! Full frontal.

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What’s that?

 

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Smoggy, you said? No such thing as blue skies, you said?

 

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Convinced that the concept of “smog” was a myth made up to keep people from discovering how devastatingly beautiful it is here.

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On our way to lunch at a local’s place.

 

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I’m not nearly competent enough to know how to add water marks, so if your fingers are inching towards Ctr+C please ask first!  Thanks, lovelies.

Next up: Xi’an!

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