CHINA BLOGGIN’ PART 2: HARBINNIN’

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Harbin is one of the most slept on spots in china…

apart from the tourist rushes of the ice and snow festival, and the russian yuppie mega invasion of the summer, this place is really chill and livable, with street markets every other street and more english speaking people than any other place i’ve been in china (real english speaking not scamming motherfuckers and salesmen)

 

yes!

 

 

if you ain’t on that neo-classicist boating tip, you don’t know whats up!

 

 

just like the rachevel in Haifa, only with people, attractions at both ends, and a real need for bridging something…

 

 

 

Harbin has the most amazing sunsets!

 

 

 

you see….

now you must be asking yourself what the hell is up with all the scaffolding? (well you’re not, but lets say you are…)

 

this is what its all about…

 

 

 

 

these are molds for making neo-classicist facades on every single housing block in the city center

 

 

it is ridicules how much the chinese will always prefer fake stuff to the real

 

 

 

the russians hafe left the city 120 years ago, get over it!

 

 

 

mega square dancing!

 

 

 

and while the women dance, the men jam

these guys where seriously talented musicians, making weird variations on folk songs with basic percussions and a gypsy flute

 

 

 

and where realy into remaining blurry…

 

 

 

harbin has alot of good skate spots, but not alot of skaters, here are about a third of them…

 

 

 

the russian wanna be squares makes great skate spots… marble everywhere stairs curbs, and no one cares

 

 

fake

 

 

 

fake (but cool…)

 

 

real (and really cool!)

pocket size cathedrals gone museums should be more popular….

 

 

i don’t always take a picture with churches, but when i do, i have a white guy taking a photo of it…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wings

 

 

 

not terrified… not terrified at all… right mom?

 

 

derp

 

 

 

THIS PLACE!

 

 

 


has some cool bridges…

 

 

see…

 

 

And tons of FAKE nature

 

 

with propaganda music playing from the street light… like in real nature…

 

 

 

 

this is just one of at least 5 new mega neighborhoods being built in the city… the word building boom, makes no justice to whats going on…

 

on  the way to the next episode…

CHAN BEI SHAN aka nature vs tourist vol.1

 

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…