Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Beijing, Summer Palace
The first day in Beijing, we met my friend Genevieve and went to the Summer Palace. The summer palace is a big park and lake in the middle of the city. Former emporers would go to the summer palace to cool off from the summer heat. It is quite amazing how the large lake and the shade from the trees does make the park feel tolerable on beastly hot summer days.
On this particular day, the park was a bit packed out. We only made it about an hour.
But, we did take some awesome senior photos.
This long pagoda has a different scene from the summer palace painted on each beam. Amazingly cool.
And for kicks and jollies, we discretely snapped a photo of the Beijing belly. (Is the man in the front shielding his eyes?)