Had a nice visit to the forbidden city and Heaven Temple today. It rained like crazy and I got soaked. I stole this picture from the information superhighway, thanks Jan. I didn't want to get my camera wet, and besides, this shot has way fewer tourists than the way it appeared this morning.
We were unable to spend any time at Tiananmen, as there was some type of Olympic something something going on, but it wasn't hard to imagine the gory scene of 18 years ago from the opposite side of the street. Our hotel is a 10 minute walk from the place, so I anticipate going there in the next day or two.