[photos] Tiananmen Square
I’m going to start posting short photo series of the various places we visited in China. This may take a while, so perhaps it will just be a regular blog feature. Today’s photos are from April 9th and our visit to Tiananmen Square, immediately prior to our entering the Forbidden City.
The gate itself, at the south end of the square. (Tiananmen means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”.)
The tomb of Chairman Mao. We did not go in.
The gates of the Forbidden City, as seen from near Mao’s tomb.
The central section of the Great Hall of the People.
The Chinese flag flying in a position of honor near the Forbidden City.
An honor guard passing by, just outside the Forbidden City.
Chairman Mao’s portrait over the gates of the Forbidden City.
, Mother of the Child, Dad, Mom, me.
More at the Flickr set.