Previously posted photographs
- 216: Bei Hai, Beijing.
- 215: Howard Beach subway station, NYC.
- 214: NYC half-marathon.
- 213: The lobby of the Met, NYC.
- 212: My father and his grandkids, Cupertino, CA.
We've had three days in Beijing; we have another three including today. We've toured the Temple of Heaven, Renming park, and Bei Hai. My parents have added the Summer Palace and the Marco Polo Bridge. Today, the Forbidden City looms on the itinerary.
The city is becoming familiar to me. I'm not often referring to maps; I trust the city planning that has built the city on a large grid. When I'm uncertain, I turn to ask the people passing by. It's great being able to speak the language, though I become more and more rusty with each passing year.
The above photo was taken in the 798 art district of Beijing. It was once a factory space, and some industry remains. Large swaths of the area have given way to galleries, but if you walk just a bit further on, the industrial roots of the area remain.