SARS in Beijing 2003

Ghost town

Hazy Saturday afternoon - it is 2 pm in Beijing - the tourist season is at its peak

Tian'anmen Square is normally crowded with tourists -domestic and foreign - and Beijingers

Taking a "clean" picture of Tian'anmen Gate (the one with Mao's portrait on it) is pretty tough !
Your photograph will invariably include innumerous cars, buses and people that you didn't intend

And The Forbidden City of the Ming and the Qing is normally so crowded that you have to wait in line to see anything
Forget taking pictures of anything remotely famous without a bunch of people blocking your lens.