Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beihai Park

We took my mom to Beihai Park today, and it was really beautiful, despite the gloomy skies. You can see the White Dagoda in the background of a few of these pictures. It's a bit of a climb to the top with kids and strollers, but we made it, and the view is worth it. It would be amazing on a clear day, but alas...

Ainsley posed in the courtyard of one of the Buddhist temples.

The kids all liked the cannons at the top of the Dagoda.

Aidan enjoyed the rooftop view of the Forbidden City through the haze.

Kyra checking out the Buddhist prayer wheel...

Back at the base of the hill, we met up with a calligrapher who gave the kids some water brushes to draw with. Shay gathered quite a crowd as he wrote in Chinese characters. The calligrapher gave him a thumbs up, and the crowd all cheered him on. It was pretty fun to watch him writing.


Jessica said... [Reply]

Too cute. Does it freak you out at all that your son can write in a language like Chinese? Talk about a secret code!

Connie said... [Reply]

Looks very nice! (Despite the haze, that's been our weather the last few days too) I love seeing kids learn foreign languages! Even if it is a little bit here and there... it's a great start!

Please. Write your own stuff.