Nicest day in months -- clear skies, temperature in the low 70s, glorious Sunday of a holiday weekend, forsythia and cherry trees breaking into bloom. Everyone turns out to enjoy it, which means a lot of people.

A subset of everyone walking across a bridge toward the cherry blossom grove in Yuyuantan Park, near the Military Museum on the west side of town:

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Smaller subset of everyone, under the cherry trees:

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Pedal boats and row boats on the park's lake (click for larger):

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Thrill-ride speedboats on the nearby canal:

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It's actually not all work all the time in China. Autumn 2008 edition of Paradise Beijing here.