Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tom and Misheil's Visit to Beijing - Temple of Heaven

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven Park Tiantan in Beijing

Tom and Misheil came to Beijing for a few days of sightseeing after we left Cebu.

They hit the jackpot weather wise - 3 days of beautiful blue skies.

On Saturday we visit the Temple of Heaven. This is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests.

This is a picture of the inside of the hall.

You can learn more about the Temple of Heaven here.  Wikipedia - Temple of Heaven

Here the 4 of us are standing in front of the Imperial Vault of Heaven.

There is additional information in the blog posting from 4 years ago.  Temple of Heaven

This is looking north from the Circular Mound Alter. That is the Vault of Heaven in the center of the picture and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests in the background.

It was a popular location for wedding pictures. There were 2 couples posing on the grounds.

This couple had a whole entourage. It was pretty windy and they were struggling to wrangle the dress into the right pose.

The group above may have been professional models and not a true wedding photos.

I'm pretty sure this is just some couple that chose to pose here the day we visited.

This is the corridor from the east gate to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests.

There is a rose garden in the park. They were mostly well past their prime. I'm sure it is very beautiful in May.

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