Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Scenes from the Summer Palace 2006

The Marble Boat, the story we were told was that the Empress almost bankrupted the country building this boat that doesn't float. I assume that there is something under it to keep it up since it isn't sinking.
We took a ride around the lake in this boat ( this one floats). The lake is man made and all the dirt was piled up on one side to make a hill and the building in the next picture is on that hill.
In 2006 when we were here they were doing a lot of repairs to the buildings before the 2008 Olympics. The scaffolding is made of bamboo.
A bridge at the Summer Palace.
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