Beijing, China


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Only Brian will understand this shot, taken from our hotel. 
Palace Hotel, Beijing, China.
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Everything is miles away from each other. This was a mile walk to the front gate, and then there was another mile walk to the temple.
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Temple in Beijing.
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They made us wear these funky shoes to preserve some of the rooms in the Forbidden City. I think they just make the Americans were them to get a good laugh.
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My honey kissing an elephant statue... good luck!
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Tortoise Steele... It is very good luck to rub the tail of a turtle.
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Mickey and Brian at the temple of forbidden love... or erotic infatuations... or something.
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Dave and Sherry in a rickshaw.
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Brian and the elephant again, 
I think he really liked this guy!
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More of the mile long walk to the front gate.
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Jennine in front of 
Temple in Beijing.
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Shot of typical Beijing day. 
Smog from coal burning furnacing. Most heating systems were under the floors of the houses. Coals comes in 5 inch round pellets, which look like big hockey pucks. There is a MacDonald's down this street.
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Mickey on the "way out"... 
Yeah, she's way out there.
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More Beijing traffic.
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Mike had to go to Beijing, China to find a silk Tennessee robe.
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Mountains near Beijing
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Brian standing on the 
center of the universe.
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Figurines on the rooftops scared away evil. The more figures you had, the more wealth, standing you had. The last figurine is a chicken.
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Dave, Sherry, Mickey, Mike, and Jennine standing on the center of the universe.
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Shot of the drum tower from the clock tower.
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Building in the Forbidden City.
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Dragon/Lion with the cub suckling from her claw. There are always two. The male with his claw on the earth and the female with her claw on her cub.
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Cloisonné glass being made. 
This warehouse is freezing cold, but the people have become use to the temperature.
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Mickey and Brian leaning on an incense pot
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Dave climbing stairs to 
the clock tower.
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Brian, Dave, Jennine, Sherry, Alex, and Mike in front of building in the Forbidden City.
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Cloisonné glass.
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Dave helping little girl down the stairs. Note that the little girl has a slit in the back of her pants... They don't wear diapers, they just open the slit and relieve themselves (hopefully).
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Jennine, Brian, and Mickey in tourist photo with Chinese. 
They wanted the blonde people in the photo.
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Basketball court at the great wall of China.

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