Very overcast and gray today.
Took a taxi to Panjiayuan Market:
Even if you aren't a shopper, you are supposed to go and check it out.
Textiles, minority handicrafts, and silver:
Folks were there to enjoy the park. A dance group with badminton rackets which they swung around while keeping a ball on it:
The Seventy-two Long Corridors:
Actually it has 72 sections to make it a long corridor!
The interior is filled with dragons and phoenixes, representing the emperor and empress. It was too dark and too high to be able to see the gilt dragon and phoenix at the center of the circular ceiling.
Detailed painted decorations inside and out:
Brynne in front of the gate to the gardens:
Brynne at the gate to the Imperial Vault of Heaven:
The vault is surrounded by a circular Echo Wall:
Posing begins early:
This man offers his daughter as a sacrifice:
A tricycle automobile: