The Forbidden City was closed, but I could still get shots of the moat - including this Mandarin Duck. The rice paper texture on the photo gives it a great feel.
Old Beijing Noodles
This busy corner in Beijing had great texture and a mixture of new and old elements.
Sheng Tian Tan
A man playing a woodwind called a Sheng in the Temple of Heaven (Tian Tan) in Beijing.
Cards at the Tian Tan
Senior citizens gather to play games and musical instruments at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China on a sunny day.
Temple of Heaven Detail
Closeup of architectural details on the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.
Sunbeams in Gugong
View of the ceiling of a building in the garden area of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
A panda munching on some bamboo in China.
Lama Temple, Beijing, China.
The texture of the stones in the Great Wall in China shows up well in black and white.
All Along the Great Wall
The view from a decaying watchtower on the Great Wall in China.
Old and New
Modern Bejing in the distance behind this building in the Summer Palace.
A beautiful cluster of building on a hillside in the Summer Palace in Beijing.
In the Drum Tower in Beijing, China.
Hutongs are the alleys behind courtyard houses in Beijing - a type of neighborhood fast disappearing as they're torn down to build modern buildings.
Great Wall With Passing Cloud
It's not common to get a day with no pollution, blue skies and puffy white clouds around Beijing. This shot shows the Great Wall winding across a mountain, with the cloud's shadow.
Days like this are rare in Beijing - it made for a beautiful walk on the Great Wall.
Signs of Life
A few green trees next to a brown hillside by the Great Wall in China.