[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.

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The gate itself, at the south end of the square. (Tiananmen means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”.)

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The tomb of Chairman Mao. We did not go in.

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The gates of the Forbidden City, as seen from near Mao’s tomb.

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The central section of the Great Hall of the People.

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The Chinese flag flying in a position of honor near the Forbidden City.

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An honor guard passing by, just outside the Forbidden City.

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Chairman Mao’s portrait over the gates of the Forbidden City.

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, Mother of the Child, Dad, Mom, me.

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Dad.

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Me!

More at the Flickr set.