Wolfgang's photos

  • Greetings on Christmas 2017

  • Weihanchtsgrüße 2017

  • Rickshaw driver in Hutong

    Since the mid-20th century, a large number of Beijing hutongs were demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. More recently, many hutongs have been designated as protected, in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history. But th…

  • Yonghe Temple in Beijing

    The Hall of Harmony and Peace is the main building of the temple. It houses three bronze statues of the Buddhas of the Three Ages, the statue of the Gautama Buddha (Buddha of the Present) is in the center, it is flanked by the statue of Kasyapa Matanga (B…

  • Incense altar in Yonghe Temple

    Traslated is Yonghe Temple the Palace of Peace and Harmony. When we entered the interior we got the feeling of an inner peace and balance. The smoke from Incense filled the air with pleasant fragrances and drove the evil spirits through smoking.

  • Kunming Lake in Beijing

    Kunming Lake is a most attractive water feature a short distance from downtown Beijing, where it covers three quarters of the total area of the Summer Palace grounds. By virtue of Beijing’s topographical location, with a gradient sloping down from the nor…

  • Foreign Experts Building in Chaoyang

    Chaoyang is a city district north-east of Beijing, where futuristic building complexes represent the modern cityscape. Not far away is the Olympic Green, the Olympiapark, which was newly built for the Olympic Games in 2008.

  • Gate to Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing

    The gate in the light of the setting sun to a lamabuddhist temple area in Beijing. The Yonghegong Lama Temple dates from the more recent period, the Qing Dynasty and was built around 1744/45.

  • Praying hall inside the Yonghe Temple

    In smaller side temples are many art treasures from the time of Kelsang Gyatsho, the 7th Dalai Lama of Tibet. It is truly a treasure chamber of Buddhist art and is still of great importance in Lamaism (Tibetan Buddhism) today.

  • A boy out the waiting queue

    After a short time waiting in the queue we got contact to other people in the line. The boy was wearing the cap without knowing that "Deutschland" is "Germany".

  • March of guards at Tiananmen Square

    Every moment, a group marching neatly dressed in uniformed gardiers, who are sent to their respective watch-posts at important stalls, as here at the entrance of the Chinese National Museum.

  • Queue waiting to enter the National Museum

    Thousands of visitors waiting in front of the entrance door to go in the National Museum in Beijing. Waiting time more than one hour. Every body will be checked by a personal scanner, every pocket, every bag. But it really was worth it.

  • Tai chi in Beihai Park

    The famous "Supreme Ultimate Boxing" Tai chi is very common not only in Beijing. Everywhere in the parks of Beijing or on the roadside people doing exercise in training his health benefits.

  • At the Beihai Lake in Beijing

    This ancient garden Beihai, with over 1,000 years' history, is not only a classic combination of the grandiosity of the northern gardens and the refinement of the southern gardens in China, but also a n amazing place to spend a rest on the lakeside.

  • Beihai Park in Beijing

    eihai literally means "Northern Sea". There are also corresponding Central (Zhonghai) and Southern (Nanhai) "Seas". Its as with many of Chinese imperial gardens, was built to imitate renowned scenic spots and architecture from various regions of China.The…

  • Beijing National Stadium

    Also called the Bird's Nest was the stadium for the Olympic Games in 2008. The stadium was a joint venture among architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Switzerland and inspirated by the famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The rainy and misty weath…

  • Touristgroup in Lama temple

    Seems of meeting a group of Blue Berets but are tourists. Most of the tourists in Beijing came from the own country of China. Groups of twenty to thirty dressed with caps in same colour and a guide carrying a banderol shouting informations and commandos.

  • Calligraphy in the park in Beijing

    Grafitti on the floor in the park of the Summer Palace. A Chinese passenger paints characters with water soluble color.

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