Today Peking was peeking out in full form. Even the sky showed up for a bit. But what seemed to be missing was…crowds! Alteast in the Forbidden City, talk about a rare photographic opportunity! Check me out, no one else!

Even this little guy standing in the alleyway made famous by “The Last Emperor”, hardly a person in sight, makes the place feel so BIG!

As Beijing gets ready to host the Olympics in 2008, I already feel as if I am there. The spirit is alive and vibrant, and this city IS a grand glimpse into the future.

Be there dust or be there crowds, the world’s eyes will be on this capital city, and it will be one heck of a wake up call!