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Gulou Dajie LIVES!!!鼓楼大街不会死了!

Posted in Beijing, Beijing Yuantel Internship, Musing, Photo, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by foundmeinchina

This makes my day month year. I was in the early stages of writing a lament about how one of my most beloved places in Beijing, Gulou Dajie 鼓楼大街, was soon to be no more. Gulou Dajie is one of the oldest of the remaining traditional hutong 胡同 neighborhoods that made up imperial Beijing. It is named after the Drum Tower (pictured above), that along with the Bell Tower 100 meters north, looms over the neighborhood, due north of the Imperial City 故宫. The two buildings were originally used as instruments, and later to tell time in the city. Here’s a link to learn more about the Drum Tower and Bell Tower’s history. Gulou Dajie used to be the home of ministers and nobles in Beijing, though now it is home to both poor and very wealthy, the former who have no money to move out of their generation-old homes, and the latter who want to hold live in a chic, fashionably traditional space (with all of the modern 21st Century accoutrement, of course).

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Puxi Skyline

Posted in Photo, Shanghai, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , , , , on August 22, 2009 by foundmeinchina

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Sadly, this is probably the best photo of urban Shanghai that I took. The white phallic thing in the back is the Pearl Tower.

For You, Pops.

Posted in Photo, Shanghai with tags , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2009 by foundmeinchina

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The Zhou clan

Posted in Photo, Shanghai, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2009 by foundmeinchina

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Met up with the Zhou Clan in Shanghai. Three of my favorite ladies, bar none.

Fungus on a log, Umbrella Factory, Jingdezhen

Posted in Photo, Shanghai, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2009 by foundmeinchina

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One of my favorite pictures from Jingdezhen. Not at all representative of the city. Figures.

Jingdezhen

Posted in Photo, Shanghai, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2009 by foundmeinchina

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Our trip to Jingdezhen was overwhelmingly unpopular with the group, complete with protests and tantrums.

I had a great time.

In the Bike Cage

Posted in Photo, Shanghai, Study Abroad China 2009-2010 with tags , , , , on August 22, 2009 by foundmeinchina

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(Pseudo) Proof that I am actually in China