The Picture Post!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and I took at least a thousand pictures during my trip to China. Here are some of the good ones – more to come!

Street Shots in Central Beijing
Central Beijing before the Parade
Central Beijing before the Parade
Central Beijing before the Parade
Central Beijing before the Parade
Central Beijing before the Parade
Central Beijing before the Parade
Central Beijing before the Parade
Central Beijing before the Parade
CCTV building in Beijing
CCTV building in Beijing
Buildings in Beijing
Buildings in Beijing
Graffiti in Beijing
Graffiti in Beijing
Buildings in Beijing
Buildings in Beijing
Misc Beijing Photos
Buffet area in the Grand Hyatt
Buffet area in the Grand Hyatt
Dining area in the Grand Hyatt
Dining area in the Grand Hyatt
Preparing for the CCTV "Crossover" interview
Preparing for the CCTV “Crossover” interview
Crossover interview in progress.
Crossover interview in progress.
Crossover interview in progress.
Crossover interview in progress.
Group Photo after the Interview
Group Photo after the Interview
CCTV control room.
CCTV control room.
The Veterans receiving medals.
The Veterans receiving medals.
The view from my Grand Hyatt hotel room.
The view from my Grand Hyatt hotel room.
The view from my room at the Grand Hyatt on the morning of September 3rd.
The view from my room at the Grand Hyatt on the morning of September 3rd.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Forbidden City before the parade.
Stairway in the Forbidden City.
Stairway in the Forbidden City.
September 3rd Military Parade
View towards Tianenmen Square before the parade.
View towards Tianenmen Square before the parade.
View towards Tianenmen Square before the parade.
View towards Tianenmen Square before the parade.
View from Forbidden City before the parade.
View from Forbidden City before the parade.
Obligatory selfie before the parade.
Obligatory selfie before the parade.
View towards Tianenmen Square before the parade.
View towards Tianenmen Square before the parade.
My Grandfather & I before the parade.
My Grandfather & I before the parade.
Having tea before the parade.
Having tea before the parade.
Units from different countries marching in the parade.
Units from different countries marching in the parade.
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September 3rd Anniversary Banquet
Banquet at the Great Hall of the People
Banquet at the Great Hall of the People
Banquet at the Great Hall of the People
Banquet at the Great Hall of the People
Super fancy ceiling in the Great Hall of the People
Super fancy ceiling in the Great Hall of the People
President Xi Jinping giving his speech
President Xi Jinping giving his speech
First Course at the Banquet.
First Course at the Banquet.
This is the closest I got to getting a photo of Presidents Xi Jinping & Vladimir Putin
This is the closest I got to getting a photo of Presidents Xi Jinping & Vladimir Putin
Kunming
We were each given a Chinese bible during the church service.
We were each given a Chinese bible during the church service.
Church service in Kunming
Church service in Kunming
Church service in Kunming
Church service in Kunming
Another shot of the restaurant.
Another shot of the restaurant.
Dinner after the museum.
Dinner after the museum.
Press conference at the museum.
Press conference at the museum.
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A map showing the "hump" route.
A map showing the “hump” route.
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Flying Tigers patch
Flying Tigers patch
Original flying tigers jacket & uniform donated to the museum.
Original flying tigers jacket & uniform donated to the museum.
J.V. Vinyard posing next to his war time photo.
J.V. Vinyard posing next to his war time photo.
J.V. Vinyard's picture during WW2.
J.V. Vinyard’s picture during WW2.
Legend of the Flying Tigers.
Legend of the Flying Tigers.
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J.V. Vinyard signing t-shirts at the museum.
J.V. Vinyard signing t-shirts at the museum.
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A view from other side of the photo op
A view from other side of the photo op
Photo op at the museum
Photo op at the museum
Arriving at the Kunming Museum
Arriving at the Kunming Museum
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Tea Menu
Tea Menu
Heros Return
Heros Return
First event in Kuming
First event in Kuming
View from my hotel room in Kunming.
View from my hotel room in Kunming.
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There is no escaping Walmart
There is no escaping Walmart
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Banquet for the Honorary Citizenship ceremony.
Banquet for the Honorary Citizenship ceremony.
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New honorary citizens of Kunming
New honorary citizens of Kunming
One of the courses during the banquet
One of the courses during the banquet
One of the courses during the banquet
One of the courses during the banquet
One of the courses during the banquet
One of the courses during the banquet
Singing performance during the banquet
Singing performance during the banquet
Girls representing difference local ethnic groups.
Girls representing difference local ethnic groups.
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Green Lake as seen from the Green Lake Hotel
Green Lake as seen from the Green Lake Hotel
Baoshan, Mountain Country Side & The Huitong Bridge
A warm welcome at the airport in Baoshan
A warm welcome at the airport in Baoshan
A warm welcome at the airport in Baoshan
A warm welcome at the airport in Baoshan
Farms on the edge of Baoshan
Farms on the edge of Baoshan
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A small town on the way to the Huitong bridge
A small town on the way to the Huitong bridge
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Oxen grazing the country side
Oxen grazing the country side
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The Nuijang River.
The Nuijang River.
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Cell phone tower in the mountains
Cell phone tower in the mountains
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Curious locals
Curious locals
The Nuijang River
The Nuijang River
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Before the speeches at the Huitong Bridge
Before the speeches at the Huitong Bridge
Breaking ground at the new WW2 Museum at the Huitong Bridge
Breaking ground at the new WW2 Museum at the Huitong Bridge
Visiting Yo Wan
Visiting Yo Wan
Book Signin in Yo Wan
Book Signing in Yo Wan
Dali
On the road to Dali
On the road to Dali
On the road to Dali
On the road to Dali
At a rest stop on the road to Dali
At a rest stop on the road to Dali
Spiders abound at the rest stop
Spiders abound at the rest stop
On the road to Dali
On the road to Dali
A small shrine looking structure just before entering Dali
A small shrine looking structure just before entering Dali
Arriving in Dali
Arriving in Dali
Arriving in Dali
Arriving in Dali
A lot of the buildings in Old Dali are several hundred years old.
A lot of the buildings in Old Dali are several hundred years old.
History & layout of the Landscape Hotel in Old Dali
History & layout of the Landscape Hotel in Old Dali
Being welcomed by a member of the local government.
Being welcomed by a member of the local government.
The entrance to Foreigner Street
The entrance to Foreigner Street
Apparently they've had some confusion about this... spotted in a cafe in Old Dali
Apparently they’ve had some confusion about this… spotted in a cafe in Old Dali
The Landscape Hotel gets it's name from it's ornate landscaping.  It was an awesome place to stay.
The Landscape Hotel gets it’s name from it’s ornate landscaping. It was an awesome place to stay.
The Lanscape Hotel also has a large library available to it's guests. Very cool.
The Lanscape Hotel also has a large library available to it’s guests. Very cool.
The Landscape Hotel's buildings are several hundred years old.  The architecture was amazing.
The Landscape Hotel’s buildings are several hundred years old. The architecture was amazing.
Landscape Hotel.
Landscape Hotel.
Koi pond at the Landscape Hotel.
Koi pond at the Landscape Hotel.
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Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Landscape Hotel
A random room with a bunch of Mao busts...
A random room with a bunch of Mao busts…
Touring a cigarette factory in Dali
Touring a cigarette factory in Dali
Machines working away at the cigarette factory
Machines working away at the cigarette factory
Another day, another banquet :)
Another day, another banquet 🙂
Giant vases in the lobby of the cigarette factory
Giant vases in the lobby of the cigarette factory
Touring a tea factory's museum in Dali
Touring a tea factory’s museum in Dali
Receiving a gift from the Tea Company
Receiving a gift from the Tea Company
A view of the mountains from the tea museum
A view of the mountains from the tea museum
Dali has big plans for the future
Dali has big plans for the future
The future city of Dali
The future city of Dali
The beautiful Erhai Lake in Dali
The beautiful Erhai Lake in Dali
A big ass boat on lake Erhai
A big ass boat on lake Erhai
Erhai Lake
Erhai Lake

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