Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Day off to accompany Andrew & Sally to the Summer Palace. Been here several times but it's always a pleasure and by now I can sound vaguely convincing as a guide. Slightly uncomfortable reading the many signs referring to the Anglo-French ransacking of the place in 1860 (following the second Opium War) and, with other allied powers, in 1900 (following the Boxer Rebellion). Not something we can be proud of...

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