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Koolhaas, Bigness and Beijing

April 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Master of Bigness by Martin Filler in the May 2012 issue of The New York Review of Books is well worth a look for two good reasons. One is the publication itself, the NYRB, which is always worth a look. Two, it’s a very good piece on Rem Koolhaas and his architectural team at […]

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Tags: architecture · Beijing · CCTV · CCTV fire · Koolhaas · photo

Christmas in the CBD

December 25th, 2011 · No Comments

I had to make a quick trip to Guomao this morning, so, of course, I brought along my camera. I wanted to follow up on a story from a couple of days ago. Late Friday morning, December 23, 2011, during the demolition of a building near the CCTV Headquarters Building, a part of said building […]

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Tags: Beijing · billboards · CCTV · photo

Civilized Chaoyang 2011

December 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Here’s a shot from late last week in Beijing when the air was somewhat clear, the man was somewhat short – though longer than the bed of his trike – and the Hyundai Elantra was max shiny. And the CCTV Bldg was the CCTV Bldg., since it’s hard for it to be anything else. (click […]

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Tags: Beijing · CCTV · photo

End of November, Beijing

December 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Below are some shots I’ve taken over the past 8 days. When a friend comes to Beijing you find yourself going to places you normally wouldn’t go, though many of the sites are too good to pass up for a one time trip to the Jing. I also ended up taking a couple of spins […]

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Tags: Beijing · CCTV · CCTV fire · photo

Light in October

October 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I had written a long blog entry to go with these photos, explaining the National Holiday air quality issue, but I lost it. It happens. Though I’m not one who usually lets things go, there’s not much I can do about this one, so I’ve come to terms with the fact that it has been […]

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Tags: architecture · Arup · Beijing · CCTV · photo · TVCC

Beautiful Wreckage

September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

There is nothing quiet so dramatic as the seasonal journey of a lotus pond: the rising up from muck in the summer heat; the outrageous, near-brashness of the flowering, the floppy leaves like mainsails catching the least breeze; and the inevitable collapse in the low-angled light of autumn, adding a remarkable physicality to the season […]

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Tags: Beijing · photo

Sunday Morning Walk

September 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Here are a few photos from an early morning walk I took this morning. And, no, there are no CCTV photos. At least not yet.

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Tags: Beijing · photo

Morning @ Guomao

September 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Below are a few shots from this morning at Guomao, where the Dongsanhuan (East Third Ring Road) and Jianguomen Dajie entwine. It was another lovely, steamy, smoggy, summer morning in the capital city. It’s not always like this, though it is quite a lot. These photos are part of a larger set shot between 5:24 […]

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Tags: Beijing · CCTV · photo


September 6th, 2010 · No Comments

I thought of naming this one Communist Jewelry, or possibly The Rebranding or Shanzhai Catholicism, but decided to stick with Chinese Construction Site Billboard. (Click for larger photo.) At Xingfucun Zhonglu, fifty meters west of Xindong Lu, near Sanlitun. –Beijing, CN September 5, 2010 12:24 PM

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Tags: Beijing · billboards · photo

Google, Facebook, VPNs and Moving

June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

I have just finished reading Googled by Ken Auletta, and I followed it up with James Fallows’ Atlantic Monthly piece, How to Save the News. A lot of good reading here, as well as a much deeper explanation of who and what Google is and what it appears they are doing, though it becomes a […]

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Tags: CCTV · Google · photo