Thursday, June 23, 2005

Courtyard hotel


Courtyard hotel
Originally uploaded by Dennis&Terri.
This was our hotel room on our first night in Beijing. Very old and quaint in the traditional courtyard style. Wisteria shaded the seating areas, while parakeet cages hung from the trees; the courtyard also featured large porcelain bowls filled with goldfish. Very lovely, very authentic. This photograph, however, doesn't divulge the cramped, mold-infested nightmare within. We ditched our plans to go "old Beijing" after one night and checked into the wonderful (and modern)Marco Polo, which features marvelous amenities such as views of the Forbidden City, sparkling bathrooms, internet access and beds that don't remind you of marble slabs.

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