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9/26/2007 (Tue) - I got up early today and took a bus to the train station, after which I walked around the old wall, then took the subway to visit Yonghegong (擁和宮) - where I saw but did not take pictures of an art exhibit from Tibet showing many little statutes of Buddha or Buddavistas making love. After that, I took a bus to visit the old Summer Palace (圓明圓). Then I took a bus back toward city center (Tiananme) and wandered around the shopping areas of Xidan (西單), took another walk around Tiananmen down to Qianmen (前門) and then Wangfujing (王府井) before finally catching a bus back to the hotel, where I washed up and went to nearby alley ways for a nice (but not expensive) dinner from one of the street vendors.

Along side of the old wall
Along the top of the old wall #1
Some gov't building - may the Beijing City Hall
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Along the top of the old wall #3 - with houses right next to it
Surviving Ming watch tower
At a gate to the old wall - people were setting up for an upcoming concert
Willow tree by the wall
Nice strip of park by the wall
An big egg shell looking like thing on the wall
Trees growing on the old wall
Yonghegong #1
Yonghegong #2 (7 figurines...I thought that stood for royalty - perhaps the Dalai Lama is considered royalty in ancient times?)
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Certification that the buddha figure was carved out of a single sandalwood tree
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Qinghua University - one of the premier universities in Beijing. I also walked through Beijing University but did not find a gate like this that I could get a picture of.
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