Yes, folks, this shot comes direct to you from the astounding Beijing Roman Sunny Hotel, which is located directly behind the Pegasus-topped statue/water-fountain thingy, and to one side of the tower complex in which the wife and I live.
Here’s a review of the hotel:
Although the description in the review leaves-out that the hotel now has a tea shop featuring large pictures of Jet Li drinking some of the products being sold, lemme just say that the review is perhaps, well, a bit, um, over-zealous. I’d probably give it two stars… and that’s compared against other Chinese-standard hotels.
In any event, if you’re short of cash and wanna come visit… they’ll be sure to leave a light on for you. maybe.
I shot this back in December of 2006. I think it is a representation of Yama.
I’ve seen a lot of dances (to both Western and Chines music) take place during the spring and summer nights… especially around Hou Hai and open areas around apartment complexes… but I’m not as used to seeing dancing during the cold winter months.
It was a pretty simple dance to be sure… more walking in a square with rhythmic arm movements, and no where near the level of difficulty that happens during warmer months, but I do thinking it was dancing nonetheless.
The Nine Dragon Wall (Forbidden City) and two details.
Again, clicking on an image will bring you to a larger version on flickr.