Edwin Moise

Photos Taken in China, July 21, 2002

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is on the northwest edge of Beijing; a century ago during the Qing Dynasty it would have been beyond the edge of the city.

A bronze statue of a mythical beast.

View across Kunming Lake; parties were held in the buildings on the hillside.

Slightly different view across Kunming Lake.

The famous marble boat. Note the small paddlewheel on the side; it was apparently a marble steamboat. It is said that the Empress Dowager Cixi diverted what were supposed to be naval construction funds to build this, a few years before the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95.

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Copyright © 2002, Edwin E. Moïse. Revised August 15, 2002.