Century Guojian Hotel
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... hall represent heaven, earth, purity and tranquility. During the Qing dynasty, the building was divided into two parts: one side which honors the natural gods and the other side for use during the wedding night. We leave this hall and pass through the gate into the Imperial Garden. Here we see giant 400-500 year old trees and walking paths. One of our group remembers the garden from a scene in “The Last Emperor.” Yes, it is true that ...
... We also saw some rocks in the garden that I thought were very cool looking since they reminded me of coral. Amy (our guide) said that they are called tax free rocks because if a person presented this kind of rock to the emperor they would not have to pay for that year. The roofs were yellow because yellow was the royal color but pretty much all the walls are red. This remained the case for most all of the buildings we visited
After the 15 hour 25 minute plane ride to Beijing, I was happy to finally stretch my legs. The EAPSI fellows (me included) that arrived in Beijing in the afternoon of June 11 were then shuttled to the hotel. As I would stay in Beijing for my research, I would actually spend all 7 weeks at the hotel which is located inside the Chinese University of Mining and Technology. Students traveling to other cities in China would only spend a week in Beijing for ...
streets barely wide enough to fit us, let alone the very smart cars
parked outside some of the houses, just shows they are very desirable
residences! After purchasing our "genuine" Rolex watches after much
haggling (8 for £10!!) we head off in the coach to the Temple of Heaven.
The Temple of Heaven was built around the same time as the Forbidden City and the main building The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
is a ...
... br> -Leslie Brody's husband's (Gary Adalhn) class on imagination and the origin of thought -- come on Ariel, you know this **** will be cool! Don't roll your eyes!
-Shiloh Drake's books that make you want to read class, she's cool and very bright and soon to leave, good idea? Not so overwhelming, like quite manageable, then I could take tough EVST classes.
-Environmental impact assessment with T. Krantz? Gotta get in the hooks with this fool.