Because the general idea is that everyone hates mondays, I've decided to search some happy/funny/peaceful images to help us all get through the day (or the week, comeback to view them as many times as you wish). Enjoy :)
If Corgies can do it, you should also be able to smile today!
Try listening to Pharrel William's Happy. Made me dance on the way to work! ^^
Here they are: the pictures of the final 24 hours in Shànghǎi. Food, temples, exhibitions, streets and people... No photos were allowed so I can only tell you about the Propaganda Poster Art Centre. If you follow directions, you'll end up at a residential area but don't worry: there were no wrong turns and the PPAC is in the basement of one of the buildings in front of you. Their collection of posters is fantastic: a great view of China and its leaders and the view a whole country has of the outside world. Don't miss it if you're ever in town. The gift shop is perfect if you want to get some Shànghǎi Ladies postcards and small posters and even some propaganda postcards. We also visited the Jade Buddha Temple and boy was it impressive. As the name suggests, there's a buddha statue crafted from jade alone and it's one of the five statues that were shipped back to China in the turn of the 20th century.
Lunch was just across the temple. It was not a glamourous meal but …
The origins of the Summer Palace date back to the 12th century and the Jin Dynasty, but its construction was finished nearly 600 years later, in 1764.The complex is dominated by the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake and occupies 2.9 square kilometers. The lake is man-made and the excavated soil was used to build the hill. Its present day name was given in 1888, 颐和园 Yihéyuán. It became a public atraction in 1914 and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. (Wikipedia)
This is day 3 and the weather was absolutely amazing. Blue skies and a sunny day, perfect!
This marble boat is 96 meters long!!!
The Palace grounds are huge and I circled the whole lake, making this a whole day trip. You can squeeze this as a half-day activity, but I would still say it is best to spend the whole day! It's worth taking the time to visit the halls, explore the passages and enjoy the view. While you are still in Beijing and it is a really big city, here you can escape the city madness and rel…