Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011 (Beijing)

AT THE SUMMER PALACE, IT FELT LIKE, WELL, SUMMER--IN APRIL: A sun-splashed day brought people out to the Summer Palace in droves. That included us. The scene had kind of a carnival atmosphere, complete with goofy plastic glasses for kids (top). There was some swing-dance lessons in a parking lot (above). Lots of people enjoyed the boat rides on the lake (right). We had a colorful stroll down the remarkable Long Corridor, which stretches nearly 800 yards. And the day was so bright and sunny that even our guide, Leo, pulled out the camera (below). After the Summer Palace, we headed to the Great Wall......

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