Entrance to Red Capital Residence
Some of the memorabilia at the Residence
Courtyard at the Residence
Our bed at the Residence
Street scenes around the residence
Newspapers are still posted throughout Beijing
Anti smoking campaign
Villas at the Red Capital Ranch
Sights around the Ranch
Remenents of the Great Wall surround the ranch
Veggies were planted all around the ranch.
Most of the staff at the Ranch were Tibetan
Reception area and restaurant
We never found out who owned this beatiful home adjacent to the Ranch. It has spectacular views of the Great Wall.
This restored section of the Great Wall is much less crowded than the section we visited with the Viking Tour Group later in the trip.
Eleanor and our guide Kevin Dong
The wall could be accessed via this cable car system. Photo of Bill Clinton in one of the cars in 1998 was at the entrance.
We stopped at a lacquerware factory as part of our trip to the Great Wall
One of our first stops with the Viking Tour was Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
At first I thought I had spotted a real bird.but it turned out to be a kite
Lots of excitement about being the site of the next Olympics
The number of figures indicates the importance of the building. This one was very important