Previously in the Paradise Beijing series: here, here, and here.

Most accurate air-quality reading today: not "dangerous for sensitive groups" or "hazardous," but "good"! Temperatures balmy, winds light, skies clear. Time for a final run along the canal.

Looking east, toward the Fourth Ring Road and beyond:

Looking west, in toward the Second Ring Road (same bridge, from different sides, in both shots):

Fishermen, bicyclers, drunks and idlers, young romantics, and school kids were out enjoying the paradise too. Carpe diem, as we say in Beijing.