c=3 Midnight Rider- a collection of photographs

China 2004
My son and I took a 3 week trip to China, which inlcuded a 2 day stopover in Seoul, Korea. Our main missin was to travel on the Yantzee River and see the famous 3 Gorges before they are flooded by a hydro-electric plant built downstream.

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uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=48.jpg Everywhere / China 2004
This photo was taken in the Forbidden City in Bejing. I guess Starbucks is truly on every corner around the world!
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=51.jpg Palace / China 2004
This is a shot of one of the buildings at the Summer Palace outside Bejing.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=54.jpg Pagoda View / China 2004
When our boat stopped along a pagoda on the Yantzee River, we climbed about 900 feet up to the top of a pagoda. This is my son looking out over the river.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=47.jpg Soldier / China 2004
This soldier was standing guard in Tienamen Square, in front of the Forbidden City in Bejing.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=42.jpg Rooftop Parade / China 2004
The edges of the roofs in the Forbidden City are decorated with the emperor leading a parade of sprits.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=41.jpg Panda / China 2004
This panda was a resident of the Chung Ching Zoo.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=35.jpg Lovers / China 2004
As we boarded our boat on the Yantzee River, I saw this couple sharing a private moment on the quai.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=32.jpg Rice Farmer / China 2004
We had only one full day in Korea on our way to China, and we decided to take a tour of the DMZ. As we drove through the countryside, I saw this farmer out of the bus window.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=28.jpg Great Wall through Window / China 2004
Taken through a window in one of the rebuilt guard houses at the Great Wall outside of Bejing.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=50.jpg Rooftop / China 2004
This roodtop statue of a stork was supposed to bring good luck to the owner of the house in Shanghai.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=27.jpg Great Wall #2 / China 2004
A shot of a tower on the rebuilt portion of the Great Wall.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=26.jpg Great Wall / China 2004
This portion of the Great Wall was rebuilt by the Germans a few years ago and is a popular tourist spot. Note the untouched portion in the upper part of the photo.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=24.jpg Golden Rooftops / China 2004
Marco Polo reported that the rooftops in the Forbidden City in Bejing were made from gold.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=25.jpg Koi / China 2004
In a pond in Shanghai, fish boil to the surface when food pellets are dropped into the water.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=20.jpg Yantzee River Boat / China 2004
A foggy day off the back of our boat on the Yantzee River.
uploaddir=../photos/ PHOTO=55.jpg Terracotta Army / China 2004
Discovered in 1980, this terracotta army was modeled after the local war lord's actual army. It was intended to pritect him in the afterlife.