Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Beijing 40 Years Ago – 32 Beautiful Color Photos of the Capital of China in the 1970s

Let's make a trip back to Beijing 40 years ago. These beautiful photos were taken in 1977 and 1978.

Flea market in Beijing, 1978

Flower child in Beijing, 1977

Forbidden City in Beijing, 1978..

Forbidden City in Beijing, 1978

Forbidden City roof in Beijing, 1978

Fragrant Hills temple, 1978

Kaki harvest, 1977

Near the Summer Palace in Beijing, April 1978

Restoring at Summer Palace, April 1978

Sand storm, Beijing, spring of 1978

Sand storm, Beijing, spring of 1978

Sand storm, Beijing, spring of 1978

Summer Palace lake in 1978

Summer Palace, April 1978

Summer Palace, April 1978

The band rests at a stadium in Beijing, 1978

The celebration of the proclamation of the People's Republic of China at Tiananmen, October 1st, 1977

The Great Wall, 1977

The Great Wall, 1977

Two men with a coke, 1978

A window shopping in Beijing, 1978

At the Great Wall, 1978

At the Ming Tombs, Beijing, 1977

At the Ming Tombs, Beijing, 1977

Beijing bridge, 1978

Beijing in 1978

Beijing in 1978

Beijing smokestacks, 1978

Beijing smokestacks, 1978

Beijing smokestacks, 1978

Beijing, 1978

Cabbage season in Beijing, 1978

(Photos by © Orlando Henriques)

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