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Eclipse Over China 

July 16, 2009

You’re Kidding…

Morning in Beijing

Woke up to the sound of heavy rain on the windows and thought through the bleariness that maybe it was the ventilation system.  Yeah, right.  Looked out the window – it’s rain.  Yesterday, Johnny (our local guide) had mentioned on the bus ride from the airport that a thunderstorm had been expected, so this must be it.  Look, it’s okay – it could be worse…this could be Shanghai.  No reason to panic.  The eclipse is still 5 days away, and Shanghai is 600 miles away.  Enjoy Beijing.  We’re scheduled to go to China’s largest temple and a pre-telescopic observatory built in 1442, and then, after lunch, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  After yesterday’s heat, it’s rather refreshing…and the hotel gave us an umbrella.

Morning in Beijing 2

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