Sunday, May 31, 2015

Garden on Water, Beijing, China

Gimicky restaurant in rural area, food poor.  Not all China travel is a picnic.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cang Su Feng Ge Restaurant, Huiju Xihongmen Shopping Ctr., Beijing, China

This restaurant in IKEA Mall has some of the best Chinese food I have ever eaten, shrimp curry unbelievable.

note Häagen-Dazs on right

Wealth, Beijing, China

I met with investor group in private home in northern Beijing, I'll keep players anonymous.  Tibetan Lion Dog scariest thing I ever saw !

maneating Tibetan Lion Dog

Phoebe nanmu carved tea table

Hetian jade

Phoebe nanmu carved tea table

Stripes & Solids w boss

Pullman Beijing South, Beijing, China

Pullman Hotels was an upscale hotel chain part of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CWL). It was taken over by AccorHotels who merged this chain with Sofitel in 1993.  CWL is an international hotel and travel logistics company, particularly known for its on-train catering and sleeping car services, as well as being the historical operator of the Orient Express.  During his trip to the USA in 1867–1868 the 23-year-old Belgian Georges Nagelmackers was impressed by the Pullman night trains. Upon his return home, he decided to establish a network of such trains in Europe. He envisioned that such trains should be luxurious and travel across borders.  Hence, the connection.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China

The Three Gorges Museum is a museum in the Yuzhong District of Chongqing, China, about the Three Gorges and Chongqing. The museum opened in 2005, replacing the former Chongqing Museum.

Galleria Sabauda loan

YangJiaping Zoo, Chongqing, China

Zoo built in 1953, opened in 1955.  It is 111 acres and is beautifully landscaped.  So lush it feels like a jungle, one of the world's great zoos in my opinion.

White Tiger

rare South China Tiger

Great Hall of the People, Chongqing, China

Concert Hall (1954) in recognition of Chongqing's role in Japanese invasion.

Carnal Canines