REJOICE!

DING DONG THE WITCH OS DEAD
THE WICKED BITCH FROM WESTMINISTER IS FINALLY DEAD

TO REMEMBER HER BLOODY LEGACY, MUSIC TO SHOOT YOUR BOSS TO… VOL.1 WILL BE DEDICATED TO HER, WITH UNION SONGS AND THE GREATEST HITS OF HER TIMES (no more than 3 milly bragg songs i promise…)

mtsybt-maggie

see you there,
BRING YOUR OWN MILK :)

CHINA BLOGGIN’ PART 5: DALIAN

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ok, so back to China… Dalian to be exact.

Dalian is the perfect example of Chinese urban bullshitism.

About a decade ago, some mayor decided to upgrade the huge industrial city, into a wanna be western yuppie haven who lives solely off the cheap labor and industry. The fabric of Chinese cities, based on street level multi-functionality, street vending of everything and semi-organised Anarchy, has been replaced with western zoning in Chinese scaling. The scale is a huge factor here, the simplistic idea of a financial downtown, with surrounding residential areas, just doesn’t work in a city of 6 million (legal residents, I will talk some about the chinese illegal immigration on the Shaxi episode), well it doesn’t work at all, but that’s another discussion…

The downtown area alone is as big as the whole of the Tel Aviv monicipality… it is impossible to walk from anywhere to anywhere within the “center” (unless you’re on vacation and can spend your time endlessly) and though the transportation is cheap, and pretty convenient (English station names) it has completely killed the street markets, the public dancing and exercise and the whole fabric of Chinese society. The few residential areas that have survived in the city center, as i was told, they are all planned to be evicted, as did their neighbors back in the 90′s.

Its not that i am a nostalgic or anti progress, but the way that the city just completely turned it’s back on the residents in order to pull on a foreign facade while deleting the history, the residents and their future…

 

 

But enough of that, in with the flix!

welcome!

 

 

they used to have a really good football team, 90 years ago…

 

 

 

a small chunk of the “downtown” area

 

 

 

this is cool!

 

 

 

 

just a bit too much on the return to classisism tip…

 

 

 

ummm… what?!

 

 

 

what is having good public facilities?

 

 

 

when your community sport center looks more attractive than the mall, its a good start…

 

 

 

look mom! i has parametrics!!!

 

 

 

shinny shinny parametrics

 

even the truck is impressed with how much this is parametric!

 

 

 

you dig?

 

 

 

 

 

 

buuuuut, its just a silly facade that’s glued on…

 

 

 

a beach!!! finally!!!

 

 

 

 

 

it might be cold, rocky and quite polluted, but its a beach!!!

 

 

 

and this is a KKKFC…

 

 

 

 and so is this, at 4:30 am

 

 

 

 

yeah, right…

 

 

 

 

 

mazaltof! its the wedding center of the universe! (aka xinghai square, the biggest square in the world)

 

 

 

 with some cool statues

 

 

 

 and billions of freaking weddings!

 

 

 

 

 not swearing, the weddings there freak me out!

 

 

 

 

cool building, was closed when i got there… (Dalian Shell Museum)

 

 

 

 

and there’s this huge ramp thing at the end

 

 

 

 

this is the closest that there was to skateboards on the ramp…

 

 

 

 

but its still cool!

 

 

 

 

oh yeah, and i assume that this is where they throw spartan babies (baby cop waiting at the bottom) or it is just that they don’t believe in safety rail, regulations, or safety at all…

 

ON THE NEXT EPISODE OF CHINA BLOGGIN’:

part one of the three Ningbo posts!

CHINA BLOGGIN’ PART 4: SUCK MY DANDONG

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if ever in China, skip DanDong!

but look, theres a wall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nothing wrong with the angle of the shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China vs DPR Korea

 

 

 

China

 

 

 

DPR Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

really?!

 

 

 

baddass!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it’s never too late to learn “twinkle twinkle little star” in a public park…

 

 

 

 

Friendship Bridge AKA get me the Hell out of north Korea Bridge

 

 

believe me, this stale post was A LOT more exciting than the actual city…

But on the next episode… huge soccer balls, parametric design and no safety rails, in DALIAN!