CHINA BLOGGIN’ PART 1: I HEART BJ!

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BEIJING MOFOS!

I must say that i did a crap job at documenting Beijing, but i over compensated it with over shooting just about everywhere else (4500 pictures in 60 days…)

so sorry for the touristyness and a few blurry shots

here we go!

this is a kinder egg

 

 

since you can’t go inside without paying for some performance (no English info available for that) this is all it’s good for

 

 

 

 

what ya lookin’ at?

 

 

HUH?!

 

 

if you’re happy and you know it mime a tree…

 

 

Confucius (technically kong fu zi) had damn nice marble details!

 

 

AAAGH!

 

 

China = Textures

 

 

and weird animals who seems to e hella stoned…

 

 

or hella rich! (young money lamb)

 

 

TEXTURES!

 

 

trees with needs

 

 

big and empty

 

 

huge and empty

 

 

 

 

 

scale…

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT LITTLE DETAIL  in the surrounding park

 

 

because B is the king of china, he has his own gate

 

 

morning at old people paradise AKA the temple of heaven, that tree shouldn’t have said that!

 

 

 

 

 

grandma got herself a sword…

RUN!

 

 

ummm…

 

 

dancing road block

 

 

take that fence!

 

 

 

Tanzhe temple

 

 

i freaking love the round door thing!

 

 

Chinese children are the most photogenic thing on earth (yes even more than internet friendly cats!), you will be sick of them by the end of my china posts…

 

 

TMNT, you’re doing it wrong…

 

 

ummm… yeah…

 

 

THIS!

 

 

 

ok, this is one of the things that really struck me out of the 100000 small differences between western and chinese culture… THE CEMENT IS ALWAYS LEFT STICKING OUT!

 

 

no idea…

 

 

This was really impressive… huuuuuge screen with amazing cinemtography at tiananmin square

 

the square is really fucking huge… here are some zoom shots to show how big is it…

 

good!

 

 

 

the creators project was doing its visit to the 798 art district, the project was fairly disappointing, giving the fact that you would think that vice mag would give it some edge and intel would give it some outlandish technology… they didn’t and exept for a couple of works it was pretty dull and banal

 

 

 

 

 

 

this was one exception…

“the day of perpetual night” by yang yongliang

the work was an animated futuristic absurd landscape of a Guilin like city, filled with videos and animations tightly composed into an amazing vision of the future of the city as well as the future of visual arts.

 

 

 

when in beijing, SKIP THE FORBIDEN CITY! all these people are the first people at 8:15 monday morning… this is low times

 

 

 

 

 

this is considered a clean turistless shot…

 

 

and even the statues are all up in your biz going “whacha doin’?”

 

 

 

ummm… classic chinese?

 

 

yes i have this photo too!

 

 

a small (only 7 stories) shopping mall facade

 

 

a big shopping mall with an even bigger screen

 

 

i’ll rant about chinese and there camera problems later on… its a long rant!

 

 

a mall / office space / human production line that sets free millions at 5-6pm which ends up with 20 minutes sweaty lines at the nearby subway

 

 

but what a great handrail!

 

 

central academy of fine arts… a great new campus

 

 

with a guest apearance by…

 

 

Arata Isozaki!

 

 

YES they have an Arata Isozaki museum in the fucking campus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this is the entrance to the Architecture department…

 

 

this is the 3rd year design studio…

 

 

they study architecture, with an Arata Isozaki museum right outside the window!!!

 

 

model porn museum AKA bejing urban planning museum

 

 

a better shot of the cctv tower…

 

 

THIS IS A BIKE LANE!

the biggest fucking bike lane i will probably ever see, and the most fun i have ever had in a straight line with a bike!

 

 

This bike! from good people of natooke bike shop (highly recommended place, and in general, if your big on bikes, come to china with some spending money…)

 

 

 

Haifa art part form the 798

tant

 

 

kip deso

 

 

unga

 

 

unga

 

 

unga left overs

 

 

deso

 

 

unga

 

 

ABS crew are hommies, Good luck with the new shop!

 

 

tant

 

 

aifo deso

 

 

aifo

 

 

damn right!

 

 

ON THE NEXT EPISODE OF CHINA TRIPPIN: classicist frauds,  dancing ladies and skate spots in HARBIN!

 

LDN episode number photodump

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so whachagwando

LDN, back again, long weeken’

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woohoo!  bank holiday weekend! 3 days off, and shitload of free parties…

and im down with the flu!!! but do not worry my young siblings, for i shalt rock the overheated body of mine to the point of posher.

now flix of weeks ago…

LDN part whatever

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i’ve just noticed i forgot captions for the last post, so they’re now on there

 

out with the old, in with the new

 

and on this anticlimactic bombshell, peace!

LDN WEEK ONE

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overwhelmed… so much going on, just a small taste of whats going on here… week 2 in a few days

(just images with taglines, if your not on the story telling mail list for fill-ins, hit me…)