Barnyard BBS

If you're searching for truth,
You must look in the mirror,
And make sense of what you can't see.
One+of+the+large+tower+buildings+on+the+edge+of+Tian+Anmen+Square.
One+of+the+giant+monuments+within+the+Tian+Anmen+Square+complex.++Notice+the+giant+government+facility+in+the+background.
The+giant+portrait+in+Chariman+Mao+that+hangs+over+his+tomb+in+Tian+Anmen+Square.
One+of+the+two+statues+created+by+Chairman+Mao+that+show+the+peasants+carrying+the+ideals+of+the+regime.
The+second+of+two+statues+created+by+Chairman+Mao+that+show+the+peasants+carrying+the+ideals+of+the+regime.
One+of+the+corner+towers+in+the+Forbidden+City+in+Beijing.
One+of+the+elaborate+rooflines+in+the+Forbidden+City+in+Beiling.
It%27s+us!++We+are+outside+the+Forbidden+City+in+Beijing.++The+bronze+lions+were+reserved+for+the+Emporer+exclusively.
A+giant+carved+staircase+within+the+Forbidden+City.++Notice+the+people+in+the+upper-right+for+a+sense+of+scale.
One+of+the+newly-restored+sections+of+the+Forbidden+Palace.++This+is+the+area+directly+beneath+the+roof+on+a+temple+structure.
A+closeup+of+one+of+the+guardian+lions+of+the+Forbidden+City.
Yes.++They+actually+rate+toilets.
One+of+the+coolest+things+in+the+Forbidden+City+was+this+special+house+for+the+Emperor.++There+is+no+easy+access%2c+and+he+would+have+climbed+the+stone.
The+skyline+near+the+Summer+Palace+in+Beijing.
This+amazing+%27boat%27+was+built+to+show+the+strength+of+the+empress+Xue+Qi.++It+is+not+meant+to+move%2c+and+it+a+permanent+structure.
One+of+the+many+bridges+at+the+Summer+Palace+in+Beijing.
A+scene+on+the+waterfront+within+the+Summer+Palace+in+Beijing.
A+wonderfully+restored+burner+located+at+the+Summer+Palace+in+Beijing.
One+of+the+outposts+of+the+Summer+Palace+in+Beijing.
This+is+one+of+the+court+rooms+of+the+Summer+Palace+on+its+manmade+waterfront.++You+can+see+a+bit+of+modern+Beijing+in+the+background.
A+wide+view+of+the+Great+Wall+(taken+in+the+outskirts+of+Beijing).
A+rather+inventive+set+of+stairs+on+the+side+of+the+Great+Wall.
The+Great+Wall+has+these+outposts+every+hundred+yards+or+so.++These+housed+lookouts+and+archers+during+the+earlier+days+of+the+country.
Most+of+the+wall+is+not+restored.++In+fact%2c+most+of+the+wall+is+in+very+poor+shape.++From+my+understanding%2c+we+were+on+one+of+the+best+sections.++This+is+where+the+restoration+stopped.
We+left+from+the+group+to+expore+the+Ming+Tombs.++These+are+the+sealed+vaults+from+the+Ming+Dynasty.
There+is+a+place+near+the+Ming+Tombs+called+the+Sacred+Way+(or+God+Street).++It+is+filled+with+wonderful+statues.
There+is+a+place+near+the+Ming+Tombs+called+the+Sacred+Way+(or+God+Street).++It+is+filled+with+wonderful+statues.
There+is+a+place+near+the+Ming+Tombs+called+the+Sacred+Way+(or+God+Street).++It+is+filled+with+wonderful+statues.
There+is+a+place+near+the+Ming+Tombs+called+the+Sacred+Way+(or+God+Street).++It+is+filled+with+wonderful+statues.
This+large+temple+structure+marks+the+end+of+the+Sacred+Way.
This+large+temple+structure+marks+the+end+of+the+Sacred+Way.++As+you+can+see%2c+it+is+undergoing+restoration+for+the+upcoming+olympics.
Another+of+the+terribly+impressive+statues+at+the+Sacred+Way.
Sunset+on+the+Sacred+Way.
The+stairs+(and+gates)+of+the+prayer+platform+located+next+to+the+Temple+of+Heaven.
Jessa+with+one+of+the+others+from+the+group+(on+the+prayer+platform)+at+the+Temple+of+Heaven.
The+gates+to+the+Temple+of+Heaven+in+Beijing.
The+Temple+of+Heaven+within+the+Forbidden+City+of+Beijing.++This+was+one+of+the+many+temples+used+by+the+Emporer.
The+Temple+of+Heaven+within+the+Forbidden+City+of+Beijing.++This+was+one+of+the+many+temples+used+by+the+Emporer.
The+monk+Xuan+Zang+is+credited+with+bringing+back+the+Buddhist+teachings+to+China.++A+statue+stands+at+the+Big+Wild+Goose+Pagoda+near+Xi%27An.
The+monk+Xuan+Zang+is+credited+with+bringing+back+the+Buddhist+teachings+to+China.++A+statue+stands+at+the+Big+Wild+Goose+Pagoda+near+Xi%27An.
This+picture+was+shot+from+the+very+top+of+the+Big+Wild+Goose+Pagoda+(near+Xi%27An).
The+Big+Wild+Goose+Pagoda+in+Xi%27An.++This+is+one+of+the+most+important+Buddhist+sites+in+all+of+China.
Some+of+the+buildings+surrounding+the+Big+Wild+Goose+Pagoda+in+Xi%27An.
One+of+the+closest+shots+I+could+get+of+the+Terra+Cotta+Warriors.++This+was+shot+in+Pit+%231.
The+wide+view+of+the+Terra+Cotta+Warriors%2c+situated+in+site+%231.++They+are+housed+in+an+enormous+structure+for+protection.++Those+dots+around+the+edges+are+visitors.
As+you+can+see%2c+many+of+the+Terra+Cotta+warriors+are+not+in+good+condition.++In+fact%2c+the+vast+majority+of+the+warriors+have+undergone+a+great+deal+of+repair.
The+wide+view+of+the+Terra+Cotta+Warriors%2c+situated+in+site+%231.++They+are+housed+in+an+enormous+structure+for+protection.++Those+dots+around+the+edges+are+visitors.
A+closer+view+of+the+Terra+Cotta+Warriors+(at+Xi%27An).
The+Terra+Cotta+Warriors%2c+situated+in+site+%231.
Jessa+attended+the+Tang+Dynasty+show+while+we+were+in+Xi%27An.
Jessa+attended+the+Tang+Dynasty+show+while+we+were+in+Xi%27An.
Jessa+attended+the+Tang+Dynasty+show+while+we+were+in+Xi%27An.
The+Shanghai+Bund+Waterfront+by+night.
The+Shanghai+Bund+Waterfront+by+night.++That+tower+is+the+third+tallest+structure+on+the+planet.
The+Shanghai+Bund+Waterfront+by+night.++Both+commercial+and+tourist+ships+are+in+motion+throughout+the+night.
The+Shanghai+Bund+Waterfront+by+night.++That+tower+is+the+third+tallest+structure+on+the+planet.
The+Shanghai+Bund+Waterfront+by+night.++What+you+see+is+one+gigantic+tourist+ship.
The+entrance+to+the+Jade+Buddah+Temple+in+Shanghai.
More+interesting+artwork+within+the+Jade+Buddah+Temple+in+Shanghai.
This+seal+was+located+on+the+outside+wall+of+the+Jade+Buddah+Temple+in+Shanghai.
I+took+a+few+shots+of+Shanghai%2c+just+to+show+both+the+pollution+and+the+housing+conditions.++This+not+the+%27good%27+or+the+%27bad%27+part+of+town.++It%27s+about+average.
The+pollution+in+Shanghai+is+incredible.++This+was+shot+on+a+clear+day%2c+with+almost+zero+humidity.++In+a+few+years%2c+there+are+going+to+be+huge+health+problems+from+all+this.
The+pollution+in+Shanghai+is+incredible.++This+was+shot+on+a+clear+day%2c+with+almost+zero+humidity.++In+a+few+years%2c+there+are+going+to+be+huge+health+problems+from+all+this.
One+of+the+buildings+near+the+Shanghai+Art+Museum.++I%27m+not+sure+what+it+was...