Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beijing, China (北京)

Beijing, also known as Peking, is a metropolis in northern China, and the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Governed as a municipality under direct administration of the central government, Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Tiananmen, Beijing, China

On site Calligraphy
“On Site” Calligraphy

Beijing, China
Great Wall of China. A trip to China is never complete without a visit to this great wonder of the world.

Beijing, China
Temple of Heaven

Beijing, China   
bird’s eye view on the forbidden city, or once a forbidden city.

Beijing, China   
stone carving of dragon, deemed to be an auspicious creature in the chinese belief

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