Posted by: danielfee | January 31, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 01-31-2013

Forbidden City - Beijing, China

Gate of Heavenly Peace – Forbidden City – Beijing, China

 

Forbidden City

Five Marble Bridges – Forbidden City

 

Gate of Supreme Harmony - Forbidden City

Gate of Supreme Harmony – Forbidden City

 

Changchum Palace - Forbidden City

Changchum Palace – Forbidden City

Today ThirdEyeMom posted about the dangerous smog levels that are occurring in Beijing (see her post here)  http://thirdeyemom.com/2013/01/31/the-forbidden-city-has-become-forbidden-due-to-dangerous-levels-of-smog/

When we visited in April-May 2012, on our first full day while visiting the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven it rained on us the entire day. It didn’t make for a great start to our trip, but the silver lining was that the steady rain washed the pollution out of the sky. Even though there was a grey sky, we were able to take some fairly clear photos of the Forbidden City, and the umbrellas added some extra color. Our reward for trudging through the cold wet day came over the next several days when the sun came out, and on our trip to the Great Wall the following day, it was sunny and smog free. Clear skies lasted a couple of days, and as we were leaving Beijing and heading north to the Liaoning Province, the smog was beginning to settle in again. So if you are planning a trip to Beijing (or Shanghai), hope that it rains on your first day. Or better yet, the day before you arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Nice post and pictures! Sharing with you about the Chinese treasures in 2 National Palace Museums…http://wp.me/p3bwN9-5R


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