Jewish Heritage Tours with Joy Katzen-Guthrie

Tour Gallery: CHINA TOUR March-April 2008

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MAGNIFICENT TREASURES OF CHINA TOUR:
A JEWISH DISCOVERY OF CHINA, March-April 2008
Part One


This exhibit contains photos of Temple Beth-El's 2008 Tour Group visits to Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, and Nanjing, along with visits to Kehillat Beijing, the Jewish Community of Shanghai, the Hongkou Ghetto of Shanghai, Dini's Kosher Restaurant, and more

Click to View Slide Show One (Beijing 3/27/08)
Click to View Slide Show Two (Beijing 3/28/08 & 3/29/08)



PLEASE NOTE: This exhibit is under construction and will be an extensive project of some 20 slide shows when complete.

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Notes for Slide Show One ~ Beijing 3/27/08
Photos and slide show ©2008 by Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved

Photos 1-11: Capital Hotel and streets in downtown city center, Beijing, near Tian'Anmen Square
Photos 12-20: Tian'Anmen Square. Note heightened security following recent political tensions
Photos 21-93: Forbidden City. An unusually clear day allows exceptionally beautiful photos. Many buildings are newly restored or under restoration in preparation for the Olympics.
Photos 94-113: Forbidden City. Unrestored courtyards show buildings and inner rooms in a weather-worn state.
Photos 114-122: Forbidden City Royal Garden. Cherry Blossoms bloom in profusion.
Photos 123-147: Scenery Hill (Coal Hill) Park, overlooking the Forbidden City. Gardens, Tea House, hill-top pavillions, hill-top overlooks
Photos 148-156: Members of our group have photos taken in royal costume, a popular activity at the hilltop
Photos 157-162 - Group members visit Regent Tour Offices in Beijing
Photos 163-189: Traditional Bai Family Courtyard Dinner & Show. A traditional royal court-style program of music, dance, and costume in a historic complex of buildings and gardens


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Click to View Slide Show Two (Beijing 3/27/08 & 3/29/08)
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Notes for Slide Show Two ~ Beijing 3/28 & 29/08
Photos and slide show ©2008 by Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved

Photos 1-16: 3.28.08: Morning activities on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven on an overcast and later very rainy day
Photos 17-48: Prayer Halls on the Temple of Heaven complex and morning activities by the locals
Photos 49-51: Members of our group try out their voices on the Heavenly Center Stone, from which the emperor called out to heaven
Photos 52-54: An example of the amazing architecture under construction in Beijing as photographed from the bus
Photos 55-58: Dini's Kosher Restaurant in Beijing
Photos 59-64: Shabbat dinner with Kehillat Beijing
Photos 65-78: 3.29.08: A visit to the Panda Garden of the Beijing Zoo. Despite another rainy morning, the pandas are playful.
Photos 79-85: Almost as much fun as the pandas is the visit to the gift shop in the Panda House & the ride in the bus
Photos 86-160: In the morning's misty rain, the Imperial Summer Palace mirrors the etherial beauty of a Chinese brush painting
Photos 161-162: The streets of the city are a stark contrast to the serenity of the imperial gardens
Photos 163-171: A visit to a local restaurant with a traditional Beijing atmosphere
Photos 172-188: Lunch includes local foods, a chance to practice our chopstick skills, and an anniversary celebration with one of those amazing Lotus Birthday Candles
Photos 189-195: No visit to China is complete without an invigorating foot massage


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