S: Wally's China Favorites, Aug. 14-20, 2010 Vol. I
FC: Wally's China Favorites Vol. I: Aug. 14-20, 2010
1: Aug: 15 Tiananman Square
3: Aug. 15 Forbidden City
11: Aug. 15
13: Summer Palace "Qing Dynasty" 1644 - 1911
14: Summer Palace
18: Summer Palace Lake
19: Beijing Olympics Birdcage
20: Aug. 16 The Great Wall
30: Aug. 16 Sacred Way to the Tombs
35: Aug. 16 Peking Opera
37: Peking Opera
39: Aug. 17 Rickshaw Ride through Hutongs
43: Aug. 17 Tang Dynasty Show 618 - 907 AD
46: Our Hotel in Xian Terra Cotta Warriers next day | Aug. 18 On our way to Xian
48: Entrance to the Terra Cotta Warriors Site
51: Truely Amazing
54: Aug 18 End of the day Embarking on our ship the Century Sun | CHONGQUING, CHINA
55: Yangtze River
56: Our Boat The Century Sun | (300+ passengers)
57: The Century Sun
59: On our way to the Snow Jade Cave Aug. 19
62: Arriving at the Snow Jade Cave
63: The Snow Jade Cave
64: Returning to our boat from the Crystal Cave... scenes along the way.
65: The Yangtze River as swimming hole. Such joy.
68: Swimming is done for the day.
69: Trash collection on the Yangtze
70: Individual trash collection boats, after transfering it to a larger boat, retire for the day
76: They tie up to a common shore line, scrub their boat, swim, socialize.
81: The end of a work day...
82: A view from our ship.
83: Our 10th Anniversary on board our ship. | New friends: Mike and Bonnie.
86: Washing cloths in the morning, in the Yangtze River. Used a stick to pound them. | Raw slabs of Jade.
87: Aug. 20 | Approaching the Shibaozhai Pagoda. Cement wall built around it to protect it from the higher level of the river caused by the 3 Gorges Dam construction.
90: The bridge to the pagoda that swayed side to side, and up and down...not too much fun.
91: The Shibaozhai Pagoda | Built into the side of a hill.
94: Looking out of the Pagoda
95: Jim at the top. Stairs up to top floor, then a ladder to the very top.
97: The descent. | Views from the top.
98: Misc. photos along the way.