This video making the rounds on the inter-webs shows what happens when the wind shifts and starts coming in from the south and east in Beijing: And when the wind shifts back to the north and west, it will roll on out. This is still the main thing I DON’T miss about living in Beijing. Related […]
In a city (Beijing) known for it’s bizarre (and, dare I say, ugly) architecture, surely this one must be eligible for some kind of prize… It’s enough to give a person nightmares! Related posts: An Outrageous Mountain Villa From Lucky Street to Vivid Town One Neighborhood, Two Perspectives
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution, a political campaign launched by Chairman Mao. The purpose was supposedly to give a new generation the experience of revolution; however, it was actually an outcome of a power struggle between Mao and the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. During […]
I first posted this photo to my blog ten years ago, when there were probably only a handful of readers, so I thought it would be OK to bring it back around. One afternoon I grabbed my camera and headed downtown on my new bike to run some errands and take pictures. I ended up at […]
When I lived in Beijing, sometimes I loved heading out to the main intersection near my apartment to take pictures of all the different vehicles. This is one of my favorites.
I stopped dead in my tracks when I spotted this sign at a Beijing bus stop. Wait a minute, I thought…that can’t mean what I think it means. I read the Chinese and sure enough, it was a poor translation. The wording made it clear that the hospital specializes in treating those who are having […]