Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Best Place To Wander

On this day three years ago I spent six hours wandering through The Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Ten years earlier I saw a National Geographic article on this alluring place and I dreamed of one day visiting this amazing setting. It is said that if you slept one night in each room of the Forbidden City it would take twenty-seven years to sleep in every room. This is one of the last rooms I found near the end of the day. I was all by myself as I watched the wind pick up the leaves and throw them across the courtyard. One of the few places in China where time has stood still.


V Yonkers said...

When I was in high school, I used to grab the New York Times Travel section (in fact the only part of the Sunday Times I would read) and cut out places where I wanted to visit.

I think I've visited most of them. I hope my kids do the same (only saving internet links) and dream about where they might visit some day.

Kathreen said...

The travel section is still my favourite section too! Where have you travelled?