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December 31, 2006
A picture of the 建外Soho group of buildings crossing a bridge section of the 东三环中路 (Middle of the East Third Ring Road). The taxi’s window was rolled up, hence the relection (unfortunately). But I think the picture does the district justice.
Half of the buildings in the group are still under construction, presumably as part of Beijing’s preparations for Beijing 2008. At night you can see beautiful trails of metal shards flying from the tops of the buildings as construction continues throughout the night.
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Another picture of the Twins Mall towers a few seconds later from a different angle.
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A rather scary-looking and weird, sinic depiction of the Virgin Mary (looking over her blond, blue-eyed child).
She looks like Jet Li from one of his earlier Chinese movies (like 方世玉 Legend/Fong Sai Yuk or 黄飞鸿 Once Upon a Time in China) disguising himself as one of the nuns in the late Mother Teresa’s order.
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Nothing shouts “MODERNITY” better than flashing neon signs… and lots of them.
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An odd-looking man who is either a representation of Joseph or one of the Wise Men from a Christmas Diorama in China.
Kind of reminds me of Mossman from He-man.
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A little church erected outside the Pacific Shopping Centre in Beijing. Had some attractive imagery painted onto it as well.
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A picture of a diarama outside the 太平洋百货 in Beijing. It’s actually really quite beautiful and it’s nice to see the festive effort.
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December 20, 2006
Yes. A McDonalds clothing brand. As though there wasn’t enough obesity.
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Coon Cheese. Tastes like racism.
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