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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Square to have an aul gander at the place. A bit surreal to actually be here.
We arrived at the top of the square at "Tianamen Tower" (or Gate of Heavenly Peace) which is the entrance to the Forbidden City. This served as the gatehouse to the Ming and Qing Dynasties and now bears a huge portrait of Chairman Mao on the entrance. Mao Tse-tung was the Chinese communist revolutionary who founded the People's Republic of China in ...
... The district subsequently has a very industrial feel, which is definitely part of its charm. The factories are converted into art galleries, which you go and peruse through all day. There are so many different galleries displaying works of photography, paintings, ceramics, and more. There is also a lot of graffiti art on the walls as you walk by, and attention-grabbing statues along the roads. I really enjoy going there, because it really is such an ...
... skies are blue, more often than not, there seems to be a gray tint to the sky. During the Beijing Olympic games, the skies were absolutely blue. The factories in the north were asked to temporarily pause all work and driving in the city was limited. Now that the games are over, factories and traffic (the traffic is crazy!) are back to business as usual. However, here and there, a blue sky does appear.
Education is ...
... tasty. Math came after lunch and that went smoothly. I felt so confident about it that I asked if I could move up a class. I'm waiting for my teacher's answer. I had a free period so I was able to finish some hw and hang out. I had Chinese history last. This is when I was hit with the bomb. We have a test next week that requires us to know the 34 provinces in China (and where they are), the countries that border China, the major cities in China, and the eight trigrams. I guess ...
... sure how many they have in total, but the enclosures are massive and the pandas are a bit lazy so i think we did well to see 2 up and about.
When we stopped for lunch we turned into a display ourselves, as the crowds gathered to watch Elodie munching her grapes. I filmed them filming her and will attach the vid to this entry. if you click on the picture to the left of this paragraph it should open up...
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