These photos were taken during our short stay in Beijing in February 1990. I have many more photos from that trip in a photo album and more as slides. I hope to transfer these to the computer if they have not deteriorated too much.
The first photo was one that I scanned and edited some time ago. It was taken the day we took a tour to Badaling to visit the Great Wall of China. I have told this story in another post. Badaling is probably the most touristy part of the Wall because of its accessibility from Beijing. Even in 1990, there were crowds and tacky souvenirs and photo ops with camels but as we visited in winter it was not as busy as it might have been.
Here is Tiannammen Square as it looked in 1990. I imagine that there are many more cars and fewer bicycles these days.
Yes, this is me, a photo taken by David. I don’t often like to have my photo taken but this was one of three that I asked David to take during our holiday because I wanted to remember this.