Saturday, August 16, 2008

Experiencing the city of Beijing

Today, it was my mission to be a Beijinger! experience the city as a person who lives here!

So here are some snapshots out and about.  I walked from the Temple of Heavens to Tianemen Square, about a mile or so, through the neighborhoods.

Then I hopped on the Subway system and did two transfers.  I have to tell you, the subway here blows away any other subway system I have been on.  There are lighted system maps, in each car, that tell you the stop you are at, in red are all the stops behind you, and green are all the stops ahead of you, so easy to understand.  Plus in English and Chinese is the next stop, plus a warning if it is a transfer stop.  Very user friendly.

Plus, look how clean it is! and there is no car separation.  If there was no one on the subway cars, you could see from one end of the train, to the other.


Nap Warden said...

Isn't that separation. You'd think Chicago could get in the subway game.

welles said...

Interesting photo series!

Up To My Ears In Mini Horses said...

Could you post a photo of the inside of the train showing the transition from one car to the next. Just curious.

Also, your looking like a professional photographer with all that gear on.


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