Paradise Beijing, final edition

By James Fallows

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:
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/jfallows/IMG_7508.jpg

Looking west, in toward the Second Ring Road (same bridge, from different sides, in both shots):
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r96/jfallows/IMG_7510.jpg

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

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2009/06/paradise-beijing-final-edition/19260/