The capital city of China has 14
million people and is a world of delightful sights, sounds
and smells. From the moment I arrived at the airport, the sound of
honking horns has been
a familar sound everywhere I've travelled.
It's wonderful to finally see so many of the places that for me have
books or images on TV. This is truly a remarkable place.
A huge image of Mao dominates the entrance to the Forbidden City, an
of ornate temples and open plazas. You can literally feel the history
The edge of rooftops in the Forbidden City -- and many other buildings
throughout China -- have
ornate figures known as The Parade Of Little Animals.
A rainy afternoon at the gate leading to The Temple Of Heaven.