Sunday, March 13, 2011
Day 4 - The Temple of Heaven
We really enjoyed visiting the Temple of Heaven and surrounding park. The park was the perfect kind of urban setting - open with lots of greenspace and everybody interacting, in this case playing cards and doing some sort of hackysack where you catch the ball on the back of your hand, and practicing a badminton/tai chi amalgam (I'm sure these things all have names, but darned if I know what they are).
We also got to stand in the Center of the Universe, which isn't something that you do every day. It's at the center of the park and where the Emperor (the center of China) worshipped, so it's a pretty important spot.
And now it's Monday morning at 9 am and in just 2 hours (9 pm to you on the East Coast, 7 pm if you're in Utah) we meet our new little one! Adventure awaits.