why the Summer Palace in Beijing reminds me of Spring Lake

it was once the summer palace of the Emperor
it was once the summer palace of the Emperor
and there's a gate at the North End with parking nearby on the street (this is actually a gate from the Great Wall area)
and there’s a gate at the North End with parking nearby on the street (this is actually a gate from the Great Wall area)
and it has a beautiful lake with trees around it...
and it has a beautiful lake with trees around it…
...including cherry blossoms
…including cherry blossoms
and the lake has a bridge that crosses it...
and the lake has a bridge that crosses it…
and another bridge that crosses it...
and another bridge that crosses it…
and some boats that people enjoy in it
and some boats that people enjoy in it
And there is a boardwalk that gets a lot of activity
And there is a boardwalk that gets a lot of activity
And rules are posted about what you can and cannot do
And rules are posted about what you can and cannot do
and there is a pavilion or two
and there is a pavilion or two
and there are lots of happy visitors when the weather is nice!
and there are lots of happy visitors when the weather is nice!

3 Responses

  1. I too see the similarities with Spring Lake. This gate at the North End seems a tad bit more ornate than the one in Spring Lake .
    Love the photos especially of the Emperor.

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