TiananMen at the Square of Heavenly Peace. November 2002.
Surrounded by the Masses. It is always busy at TiananMen, except in the middle of the Night.
Ben at the Summer palaces' Kunming Lake. Very cold and windy that day but I had an excellent time with my friend Steven ( He was my tourguide in 2002 ) when we visited the exhibition of Imperial Art near the entrance and Tower at Kunming Lake. 95% of the Tourists miss it , but The Summer Palace Imperial Collection holds some of the finest Chinese Art ever produced. Much better than what is on exhibition at the Forbidden City ! A must for any true China Lover.
(photographer: Steven Du (c) )
( Photos by Pine Luo , 1st Time with a Digital Camera , Pine !! Excellent work.)
Posing with the Portrait of Chairman Mao. God knows how long it has been there.....
A Fact is that it had to be changed after protestors had smeared ad damaged it during the 1989 TiananMen affairs. According to Lonely Planets' Damian Harper it has been modernised in recent years.
Posing with the Bicycle I had to rent because I had sore feet from walking around it all....
( at the entrance of the Capitol Hotel , my favorite Beijing Hotel)
Making 15.000 photos of Beijing , now slowly resulting in the website