Beijing’s Blue Skies

Beijing has a reputation for pollution, and although unfortunately there are more cloudy days than clear, when a blue sky does come along it is absolutely dazzling. Here is a collection of some of my favourite smog-free shots:

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Crowds milling in Tiananmen Square (Tiān’ānmén guǎngchǎng, 天安门广场) with a view of the Forbidden City.

 

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The view from a dusty hotel window in Sanlitun (三里屯) in the heart of Beijing’s CBD.

 

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The towering walls of the White River Gorge in Miyun, a fantastic camping spot.

 

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A restored pagoda in the Old Summer Palace

 

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Hands reaching for a kite on the Great Wall, Badaling section (Bādálǐng chángchéng,八达岭长城)

 

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Pagodas of the Silver Mountain Pagoda Forest.


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