Work It

Tea Time

Grey

What Exactly?

Nighttime

Nighttime

Nighttime

Nighttime

A crowd gathered at Deoksu Palace on Saturday to mourn Ex-president Roh Moo-hyun's suicide. Police presence kept things tense. We had no idea at the time.

Roh Moo-hyun Mourned

Roh Moo-hyun Mourned

Roh Moo-hyun Mourned

Roh Moo-hyun Mourned

798 is a big art district in Beijing. There are numerous galleries housed in what used to be an industrial complex. As a result many of the space are quite large. UCCA stood out to me.

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

798 Art District

Gotta look good for le weekend.

Midnight Haircut

One of my favourite days in Beijing was spent on a bicycle. We rented them for a dollar a day, donned some bandanas for the smog, and headed into town.

Don't we look gangsta with our yellow baskets?

Beijing Bicycle


Still want your MTV?

MTV


Cool.

From The Bike


We stuck mostly to the hutongs of Beijing, older neighbourhoods of narrow streets and alleys. Some were bustling, some were quiet. Many were under construction. I had my camera out and just snapped away.

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong


This was very delicious. Spinach and dill or something?

Delicious


We happened on some old towers. This is the Drum Tower as seen from the Bell Tower.

Drum Tower From Bell Tower

Nap Time

Old Style


I had a refreshing yoghurt drink. Yoghurt seems to be popular! I saw these everywhere.

Yoghurt


This guy was helping bicycle rickshaws across the bridge. Just a little alley-

Alley-

-oop!

-oop

Nap Time

You're On A Bike, I'm On A Bike


We decided to pass on the lakeside, tourist-friendly restaurant with the English menu and headed to another hutong for lunch. We found this place.

Hutong Lunch


We had some fresh hand-shaved noodles, with a little chilli in oil, raw cloves of garlic, and a nice cold beer on the side.

Shaved Noodles


The locals were friendly.

Kid


More riding, more pictures. Spoke some shitty French. More hutongs. Got home sore, sweaty and covered in a fine layer of gritty pollution. It was fun, China. Thanks.

Man

Peking Opera

Opera House

Tian An Men

In The Hutong

Nice Ride

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

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In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong

In The Hutong