One last post from Beijing: Summer Palace

The Chinese eat a lot of corn on the cob. But it doesn't taste the same (or as good) as Midwestern corn.

The Chinese eat a lot of corn on the cob. But it doesn’t taste the same (or as good) as Midwestern corn.

If you read my last post you learned that I took some photos in Beijing just because many of you expect that of me. I might not have taken my camera when I visited the Summer Palace, but many of you have noted that you enjoy “seeing what I see” on my trips. Thanks for the compliments. I try to make photos that will have meaning to you as well as meaning for me. Here’s my last selection of photos from Beijing, most of them shot at Summer Palace, the largest royal park in China, and former royal residence. Now it’s a beautiful tourist trap. I made the mistake of going during National Day holiday week so there was an ungodly lot of people there. The upside of that, though, is that if you like people watching, it was like being at an Asian version of the Iowa State Fair, my favorite place to people watch. If you get a chance to go, give yourself at least three hours there.

One last note: Thank you so much for reading my posts. Your support really has meant a lot. I saw much more of Beijing this year — and shot a lot more photos — in part because I knew you wanted to see them. We were successful again there this year and I had even more fun that I thought I would. Thank you for helping me continue to learn.

-Karen

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