The Square was closed due to dignitary visits.
Always amazed at the vehicles and the ever-present cleaners
A cartoon-like garbage truck
Entering the Forbidden City
Film crew recording the flag ceremony
Scaffolding on buildings - lots of restoration work being done.
The female lion spirit guard - only thing different between male and female is the object under their paw (a baby in this case)
hard to get a sense of how big the area really is
No lines to get a view in the throne room...just shove your way to the front. 6'8" is useful here.
No ADA compliance or guard rails. Watch your step.
Our guide, Jack