The Millers--and Chairman Mao--in Tiananmen Square. It's the largest public plaza in the world and can hold 1,000,000 people at one time. It was here that Chairman Mao declared it the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Where's Lambie today? In the Forbidden City! During the time of the emperors, it was forbidden for common people to enter this massive city. Only the imperial court was allowed. The city has 9,999 rooms. Why not 10,000, you ask? Well, apparently the god of heaven had 10,000 rooms. Since the emperor is a mortal after all, he could only have 9,999 rooms.
Our guide warned me that I might be mistaken for a movie star because of the blonde hair and blue eyes. These ladies wanted their picture taken with me. I should have charged 20 yuan per picture!
This is a man-made lake, with an island in the center. You can see a bridge where pedestrians can walk to the island.