The most enjoyable part of our trip to Beijing a couple weeks ago was taking a motor boat out in Houhai Park. Houhai Park is centrally located in Beijing northwest of the Forbidden City and Beihei Park.
Qian and my friends Richard and Ling and I went out on the water a little after 6:00PM. We were out on the water as the sun went down.
It was a surreal experience; both the people I was with and the setting around the four of us could not have been better.
Here are some of my photos:
The sun going down
A wonderful scene out on the water
Qian at the helm of the boat
Ling driving with Richard up front
There were little bars and restaurants like this everywhere around Houhai. There are lots of nice and expensive places around the lake.
After we got off of the boat and before dinner, the girls went shopping and the guys had a couple drinks. This is a rather sinister looking photo of Ricardo.
This is our friend, Elliot, who met us after the ride. I really like this photo. It doesn't look that good after I pared it down for this blog. But it looks great in full resolution.
This is a trippy photo from atop the bar we were at. I left the lens on for five seconds as the masses below went about their ways.