Amidst the temples and hutongs is the modern Beijing, the great architecture, the skyscrapers, the entire highway system, high technology and fashion, what truly makes it a world-class city, it is what I enjoy the most and where I spend most of my time.
I arrived in Beijing without plans, however I always had in mind that I would like go back to some places that had been my favorites, among them temples and others that had escaped me.
The first thing I did was go back to the Hutongs, walk among the streets, the gray brick buildings, the traditional roofs, the mix between the historic Beijing and the modern Beijing.
Most of my time in China spend it on Beijing, has been one of the best experiences in my life, a dream come true.
A great place of crafts and antiques, where you can get from a giant statue of buddha till a tiny bamboo cage for your lucky cricket.
This was a great opportunity to try out my new camera and spend an afternoon in peace and harmony with all around this very special temple.
In the Great Wall also I took pictures with my analog camera, few but really was not much to see.
Here also some photos I took with my analog camera in The Forbidden City, pretty colors of a beautiful day.
Of course the Great Wall it is an impressive construction but it was not at all that big as I imagined.
One afternoon in one of my visits to the Hutongs I decided get by Shichahai, I took the road for the Qianhai Lake which led me directly to Nanluoguxiang.
The Forbidden City It was one of the best places I've been in China and I should not have waited so long to visit it.
Was the China's National Day, and could not be better day to visit the Tiananmen Square.
This third roll I took it on my journey through the Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and the Imperial College of Beijing, a walk around the old Beijing.
The second roll I took was in the Temple of Heaven, unfortunately my Pentax K1000 it stopped working the light meter, so I had to improvise.
To me China looks better on film, and here the first photos that I will be publishing, starting with the Hutongs, one of my favorite parts of Beijing.
My visit to the Imperial College 北京國子監 in Beijing 北京
My visit to the Temple of Confucius 北京孔廟 in Beijing 北京
My visit to the Lama Temple 雍和宫 in Beijing 北京
My visit to the Temple of Heaven天壇 in Beijing 北京.
My first experience alone in Beijing 北京 and my visit to the Temple of Heaven 天壇