Barnyard BBS

I say, let me never be complete.
I say, let me never be content.
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.