On my last night in the city, I walk past the northeast corner of the Forbidden City and bid a silent farewell to Beijing, China.
Surrounded by a whirlwind of traffic, even the pedestrian signal isn’t much help when crossing the street to the Drum Tower in Beijing, China.
Arriving early in Beijing, China, with plenty of free time, I take a morning stroll around Shicha Lake and explore the surrounding hutong alleyways.
The fiery mane of this Chinese guardian lion makes it look especially fearsome, and a bit otherworldly, at its post inside the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
Through a haze of smog, the Monument to the People’s Heroes stands over Tiananmen Square honoring China’s war veterans in Beijing, China.
I take one last glimpse of the famous portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong before passing through the gateway building from Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.