WINDOW ON THE WORLD

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BAD HOFGSTEIN, AUSTRIA

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 PALLANZA, ITALY

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VIEW OF BAD GASTEIN

 

This is the way to Friedrichsbad Spa

BADEN BADEN the way to Friedrichs

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PARIS, FRANCE:  Cine 13 Theatre

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    OLD MILL INN & SPA (100th Anniversary), TORONTO – Receiving Guests

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  • REGINA PALACE HOTEL, STRESA, ITALY
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    KAYA IZMIR , TURKEY – Lobby Pianist

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  • DAMASCUS, SYRIA – Le Palais de Nobels
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LOOKING OVER THE MOUNTAINS FROM GREAT WALL OF CHINA

MEMORIES OF CHINA 1989

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The largest palace complex in history, “The Forbidden Palace” in Beijing, China, had 8,728 rooms, in 980 buildings. In the past, ordinary citizens were forbidden to enter this complex.

MEMORIES OF BEIJING, CHINA 1989

On Dec. 23 1989, we arrived in Beijing, by PIA flight from Lahore (Pakistan), around noon as I remember, and were received by the Chinese staff of the UN office in Beijing, where our friend was stationed on whose invitation we took the journey. After settling down in a five stars hotel, owned by a Hong Kong Tycoon, we ventured out, on foot, to look around to familiarise ourselves. We ended up right at the door of the Forbidden City. Excited as we were, we immediately bought the tickets and an audio self guided equipment and started exploring the FORBIDDEN CITY COMPLEX, moving section by section, slowly though to absorb the stunning beauty of the place. By the time we reached the end of the complex, we were directed by the guards to leave the premises by the nearest exit door that took us into an uncharted territory, walking around the wall of the Forbidden City, discovering totally unfamiliar areas, no match with the beautiful buildings inside the Forbidden City.

During our stay, until Jan. 19, 1989, we explored lots of places in Beijing including the Great Wall of China and many other fascinating temples etc.

FORBIDDEN CITY ENTRANCE

TIAN AN MEN SQUARE or the “GATE TO THE HEAVENLY PEACE”, built in A.D. 1651,  and the Entrance to the FORBIDDEN CITY – Jan. 13, 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

FORBIDDEN CITY AS IN 1989

GREAT WALL OF CHINA

GREAT WALL OF CHINA

GREAT WALL OF CHINA

GREAT WALL OF CHINA

GREAT WALL OF CHINA

GREAT WALL OF CHINA

AT THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

AT THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

LOOKING OVER THE MOUNTAINS FROM GREAT WALL OF CHINA

LOOKING OVER THE MOUNTAINS FROM GREAT WALL OF CHINA

ARABIC INSCRIPTION

ARABIC INSCRIPTION

MOSQUE IN BEIJING

MOSQUE IN BEIJING

MOSQUE IN BEIJING

MOSQUE IN BEIJING

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TORONTO’s QUEENS QUAY the BEAUTIFUL

TORONTO the BEAUTIFUL Queens Quay W

From Dan Lackie Way to Spadina Ave. on Queens Quay West

TORONTO AND THE QUEENS QUAY WEST

With projects in progress all over the city, particularly on Queens Quay, LakeShore Drive, Union Station, Front Street, and many other sites, all these projects to complete before opening of the PAN AM games next year (Summer 2015), City still has the most beautiful sites to enjoy,…

 

Queens Quay West from Spadina to York Street

From Spadina to York Street on Queens Quay W

 

TORONTO YACHT CLUB Queens Quay Wesrt

TORONTO YACHT CLUB
Queens Quay Wesrt

 

SUGAR BEACH – WEST OF YONGE STREET ON QUEENS QUAY EAST

 

Walkway on the Ontario Lake. on Queens Quay E

Walkway on the Ontario Lake. on Queens Quay E

 

Sugar Beach on the Queens Quay East

Sugar Beach on the Queens Quay East

Sugar Beach area up to  Brown College

Sugar Beach area up to
Brown College

City View from Brown College and the children splashing part

City View from Brown College and the children splashing part

 

Restaurant overlooking the Ontario Lake

Restaurant overlooking the Ontario Lake

 

THE TORONTO MUSIC GARDENS ON QUEENS QUAY WEST

 

TORONTO MUSIC GARDENS - my favorite picture of "serenity"

TORONTO MUSIC GARDENS – my favorite picture of “serenity”

TORONTO MUSIC GARDENS latest picture

TORONTO MUSIC GARDENS
latest picture

 

Toronto Music Gardens on Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens
on Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West and the Toronto Yacht Club

Toronto Music Gardens on the Queens Quay West and the Toronto Yacht Club

HTO WEST BEACH

HTO WEST BEACH East of Spadina Ave. on Queens Quay West

HTO 339 WEST BEACH
East of Spadina Ave. on Queens Quay West