Day trippers climb the Western Hills (Xishan) northwest of Beijing.
Northwest Beijing as seen looking over Kunming lake at the Summer Palace - Qingyi Garden
These are the same statues as in cocrejpn0182. The most visible is a standing Kannon, the bodhisattva of compassion. To the right is visible the Tamagawa stream, over which the bridge in the background takes visitors to Kobo Daishi's mausoleum.
In front of the Jizo is an offering box in which faithful can place coins to be used to maintain various features of the Okunoin area.
Each of the deities in this line of Buddhist images receives water from the ladles of numerous visitors. They also receive an occasional cap and bib.
Near the main shrine at Okunoin people stop to pray before, and pour water over, these Buddhist images.
Built in 1958 on the eastern edge of tiananmen Square, the 69,000 sq. m. National Museum Building (Bowuguan daxia) houses both the Museum of Chinese History (Zhongguo lishi bowuguan) and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution (Zhongguo geming bowuguan).
Street in northwest Beijing's Haidian district during autumn afternoon.
Travelers and buses in front of the Beijing Railway Station (Beijing zhan) at dusk.
View from the Summer Palace's Longevity Hill (Wanshou shan), overlooking the Buddha Incense Pavilion (Foxiangge, right), Kunming Lake and the Seventeen Arch Bridge (Shiqi kongqiao) toward the city beyond..
Haidian district residents on a narrow street lined with pre-1949 era brick structures.
Weather-beaten sign on a Haidian district wall asking passersby not to spit. Expectoration was the target of public health authorities in the 1980s and beyond.
Ranks of red banners flank the CCP insignia over the entry to the National Museum complex on the east side of tiananmen Square.
A small privately-run library advertises its wares in the window of the old brick structure it shares with the New Life Barber shop.
Viewed from the Fragrant Hills (Xiangshan), the high rises of northwest Beijing lie just beyond the Summer Palace's Kunming Lake.
Fruit sellers peddle their wares in front of the Haidian Clock Retail Sales Department
Beijing's Western Hills, seen looking west from Beijing University.
A worker paints over a billboard urging onlookers to build the socialist economy
Children jump rope in a village in rural Shandong province
Mountainside with small pavilion, seen from path ascending Mt. Tai in Shandong province.
View of unrestored rooftops in the Imperial Palace complex, looking east from a Hall of Supreme Harmony terrace.
A People's Liberation Army officer shares a chairlift with a woman companion in the Fragrant Hills (Xiangshan), northwest of Beijing
A winding stone balustrade lines the Inner Golden River, which meanders through the courtyard separating Meridian Gate (Wu men), entrance to the Imperial Palace, from the Gate of Supreme Harmony leading to the main halls of the complex beyond.
Close up of two of the three rings of eaves topping the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year. The three sets of conical eaves are unique in Chinese architecture; their roundness signifies Heaven (in contrast to Earth, which is square).