Monday, August 15, 2011

798 Art District Beijing...8.15.11

Travel during the day by High Speed train from Changchun to Beijing...crashed at the hotel and hit the "Big" art scene in Beijing the next day. Oh the rain, lucky we could duck into galleries and coffee shops. Clear example (world wide) of businesses following art. The area was an abandoned industrial warehouses, artists moved in with studios...then galleries followed and now restaurants and retail shops. There were lots of things to see and we spent the day, Husam from Lebanon showed up today and met us at a coffee shop, where Aragorn and I had been sipping on a beer. Hope the weather clears for the Great Wall tomorrow!!

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