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Monday, August 22, 2011


For Midweek Blues
For Watery Wednesday
For Sky Watch
For Weekend Reflection

Hot Pot restaurant on the W-side of Tienanman Square

Last family get together my daughter and son in law made Pho,
a Vietnamese soup that has similar ingredients to Hot Pot, a Chinese dish
that you see below.

We ate ithis meal in Beijing in August 4 years ago,
after a very rainy walk over Tienanman Square.
Looked much bleaker than this,
but wanted to show the colorful umbrellas

We spent three hours here, putting the razor thin slices of pork and beef
in the broth with spices in the steaming hot pot standing in the middle,
as well as dipping vegetables in the hot broth
incredibly satisfying meal!

 A detail of the building below at the N-Gate.

Don't you love these street lanterns too?

Every child around the globe loves to play and dress up:)


rainfield61 said...

Penang has more to offer, in term of food.

Pho is very delicious, I also cannot deny this. I have tried this a few years back in Hanoi.

NitWit1 said...

I love the shot of the building at N gate. Oriental architecture is fascinating.

California Girl said...

so much to see and do and eat~~so little time

Dianne said...

I love the shot of the square
I like rainy days

jeannette said...

Forgot in which country is your home...Do you have a favorite dish like this?

The old buildings are beautiful! Don't know what is inside of us that likes to preserve and rever the old!

Oh, isn't that the truth!

Even though we came back with 500pics, I still wish I had taken some more pics of some place:)

Jientje said...

I'm not sure where to comment for Midweek Blues. I love the detail in that oriental building!

Kathy said...

Visiting from "Midweek Blues". I adore the photo with the umbrella. Interesting composition and that shot of color in the umbrella is just perfect.


Rebecca said...

Wow, that must have been a great trip. I love the umbrella photo.

EG Wow said...

How nice that you have spent some time in China! Nice seeing it through your lens.

Kim, USA said...

That's why I like to visit China they have plenty of scenery that before we are not allowed to take photos. And the food I'd love to try themMidweek Blues
all ^_^

young-eclectic-encounters said...

nice post- I really liked the the photos of the buildings in particular. the art and craftmanship of chinese buildings are spectacular and you captured them well along with the flavor of the chinese culture
Johnina :D

Anonymous said...

These photos are stunning.

I think this is going to be the best yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on. I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Dee said...

Really like the photo you have in your header.

forgetmenot said...

Love the shot of Tianamen Square in the rain--excellent photo. Mickie :)

Francisca said...

Too bad you had such gray weather in Beijing, Jeanette... but I do like the hot pot on a cold wintry day.

jeannette said...

Thank you for visiting! You're at the right place:) Isn't it a beautiful building?

Thank you for visiting! It was one of those happy accidents -in haste to protect my camera from the rain:)

Yeah, the quys there don't hesitate to use an umbrella or parasol - they're smart:)

EG Wow,
It was one those whirlwind, once in a life time trips - 4 major cities in one week, lol!

I didn't know about that period -when was that? Right after the Tiananman Square massacre?

Thank you -this is the brighest side of the Chinese culture!

Thank you for the encouraging word, and also thanks for visiting here:)

Thank you, and also for visiting! Once in a while we have all the right conditions for our camera:)

Thank you, Friend! This is only half of the Square - one can see it's made for big spetacles like parades, etc.

'Tsuki said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures of travel... I really like the one where it is pourring rain on Tienanman Square.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice post.


Lucy the Cat said...

Great pictures of china! I like the look of the restaurant and I really like the shot with all the umbrellas!

James said...

Oops I forgot to log out my wife. The comment from Lucy the cat was me. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful spot, wonderful food,great trip -- great pictures. Thanks for sharing. (I'm really hungry now, though ;>)

Anonymous said...

love the rainy day shot at tiananmen square.

jeannette said...


When I took the pic it was the end of the shower! It came down with buckets and didn't want my camera wet!

Thank you so much:)

Lucy the Cat and James,
Thank you! At the time it didn't seem that great of a pic, but I like that one, because the umbrellas are one of the cheerful things on this square.

Haha, when you're hungry it means you read this whole post:):)

Thank you - at least some enjoyment after the rain (the hotpot restaurant)!

jeannette said...

Sorry, I went out of order! Yes, hotpot is great for a cold day!