June 27, 2011

Yuan Ming Yuan

Yuan Ming Yuan © Evelyn Howard 2011

It was very hot in Beijing. We didn’t want to miss out on visiting the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) so we arrived here at about 9 am. It was already getting hot then.

Yuan Ming Yuan © Evelyn Howard 2011

The lakes were covered by beautiful lotus plants, with red, pink and white blooms.

Yuan Ming Yuan © Evelyn Howard 2011

Some ruins from of the buildingsYuan Ming Yuan © Evelyn Howard 2011

It was a very photogenic place (pardon my photos, all taken with my iPhone). There were many photographers snapping away with impressive looking equipment…

Yuan Ming Yuan © Evelyn Howard 2011

Father and daughter enjoying their time at Yuan Ming Yuan.

We spent 2 hours exploring the garden. It was great having seen this lovely place, before we left Beijing. I had a great time in Beijing, and hope that you have enjoyed my photos.

Hope you have a great week.


Kala said...

Those lotus plants really are gorgeous. Glad you had a wonderful time visiting Beijing.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What marvelous fotos!!! Very nice indeed! I love how you show Beijing...the tourist board should hire you:)

Evelyn said...

@Cynthia: LOL, thanks. Glad you enjoyed the pics.

@Kala: Yeah, I agree with you - I love them too. The trip was great.

Sadami said...

Hi, Evelyn,
What a great correspondent you are!! Photos and the post are brilliant. Thank you.
Cheers, Sadami

LĂșcia said...

Beautiful place, love the first shot!
I hope one day I can visit the Old Summer Palace! ;-)

L.W.Roth, said...

As always Evelyn, most enjoyable. You could take a great photo with a shoe box with a hole in it and a three by five card; you have a great eye.

Evelyn said...

Thanks for you kind comment :). Glad you like the pics.

It's a beautiful place. If only I had gone there when the weather wasn't so hot. I think I could spend hours there.

Haha, thanks Linda. What a great compliment.

Tes said...

Such a lovely relaxing place. :) You did a good job with the photos by the way. :)

Evelyn said...

@Tes, thanks. Yes, a great place, which I'd go back to if I have a chance.

Anonymous said...

Those really are some beautiful lotuses..

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