As I leave the Circular Mound Alter in the Temple of Heaven, I walk down straight paths through the forest.
Paths through the trees
Wider paths, with badminton
And, at the entrance to the Fasting Palace, others are playing a game that involves keeping a puck in the air and passing it to each other by foot.
Groups kicking the puck
After my visit to the Fasting Palace, I wander through the grounds back toward Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests and find more great paths, gardens, and a sing-along. There is a small group performing, but everyone watching seems to know the tune and sings along.
Other gardens and floral displays
As I walk through the park, I see more great resting areas that are being fully utilized on this beautiful day.
Resting/picnic areas in the park
Singing for a small group
Dancing for us all
Practicing with the sword
Everyone is just having a great Sunday in the park, visiting the temples, walking, singing, dancing, or just resting and enjoying the day. What a great day! But, eventually, it is time to go and I head out the west exit and turn right toward Tiananmen Square.
Time to go