Singapore Airlines Magazine: Soul of a City / by Thomas O'Malley

This 13-page cover feature was for the April 2013 issue of Silverkris, the inflight mag for Singapore Airlines. It's all about Beijing's zhong zhou xian - the central axis that takes in the Drum and Bell Towers, the Forbidden City, Coal Hill, most of the former Imperial City and a big swathe of the capital's most fascinating historic and cultural real estate.

Props to Shanghai-based photographer Charlie Xia who rode the rails up to Beijing to shoot some incredible pics for the article. Sad we didn't quite get to meet up and share a craft ale in Great Leap Brewing.