S: CHINA through the back door
BC: I did it!! | June 2010
FC: CHINA | Through the Back Door | by Judy Martin
1: Dedicated to my husband Larry. The most understanding, supportive and patient man in the world.
2: The political and cultural capital of China.
3: The Forbidden City | My first stop. The Forbidden City is so big you need one whole day to see it. | Such a cutie!
4: TYhr original palace buildings were built in 1406 | The Forbidden City is the largest and most intricate royal palace in | China..
5: The original palace buildings were built in 1406.
6: Red Lantern House
7: The owner'son | The view from my room.
9: Waiting for a fare.
10: Beijing's 800 year old imperial park. | Behai Park | I Spent the whole day here. Lots of children to take pictures of!
14: tea time | dumplings | B | Beijing Street Scenes
15: Friends Make Every Day A Party | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."
16: The Great Wall | More amazing than what you could ever imagine!
18: THE TRAIN TO PINGYAO | PINGYAO | PINGYAO | This 2,700 year old city is considered to be the best-preserved traditional architecture in the land.
19: RIDING THROUGH THE STREETS ON A TANDEM BICYCLE WAS A BLAST! | FRANZ & SEBASTIAN WERE MY TRAVEL BUDDIES
25: Farming by the Li River
26: village of Chou Long
27: Confucious say?
28: Xian TERRA-COTTA WARRIORS | In 256 B.C.,China's first emperor attempted to reconstruct his army for the after life, resulting in THE TERRACOTTA WARRIORS.. They were discovered in 1974 by six local farmers. | ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST HISTORICAL FINDS.
30: A wet, but wonderful day!
31: Taking a bamboo raft down the Li River
35: Shanghai is a very modern city. You can almost forget you are in China. The World Expo was incredible! | I saw this great shirt and had to bring it home.
37: I went through a backdoor, and found another world. It changed me forever. | Judy