Switching Positions

Three Ladies looking to the West

The 10th floor of Guibin Lou Hotel (贵宾楼饭店), with a balcony looking down upon Chang’an Street and the Forbidden City was the appropriate location for a farewell party to the parting German ambassador to China, Volker Stanzel, organized by the Beijing Goethe Institute. Stanzel (he’s the guy to the left on the picture below, the other one is Beijing Goethe Institute’s director Michael Kahn-Ackermann) is going to be Political Director of the German Foreign Office, a position just left by his successor in Beijing, Michael Schäfer.

Ambassador Stanzel and the head of Beijing Goethe Institute, Michael Kahn-Ackermann

(A very beautiful Vero Moda dress was spotted three times at the occasion.)