Long Time No See Beijing - Part 2

across the street from T7 Reggae bar.  looks like a super nice hutong residence.  tripod, 3 exposure fusion realistic with photomatix pro 4.2

drum tower at night, tripod, 2 exposure fusion realistic with photomatix pro 4.2

bell tower at night, tripod, 2 exposure fusion realistic with photomatix pro 4.2

one of the millions (literally, beijing has something like 12-14 million people) of tall, leggy northern chinese/beijing girls.

straight up clippin his nails on the subway.  China still has a long way to go 

for some reason i love taking photos of beijingers on bikes.  its like capturing these creatures on motion in their natural habitat.

on the left is the Mandarin Oriental hotel that got burned out in 2009 during a chinese new year fireworks fiasco.  Looks like it's still not working yet.  

CCTV building.  is it open and open to the public yet?

I think the majority of people hate this woman including me.  She is now always at the entrance to Nan Luo Gu Xiang selling stinky tofu and sends many people running by to avoid smelling any more of that pungent stinkiness.

Fu bar at workers stadium is hidden behind a false door at "Hot dog stadium".  Here you can buy a drink for $15 and get it in a ceramic happy lucky buddah cup to take home.  So sweetness i got a black and white one.

my friend melissa's apartment building.  I thought man is the market for hookers in Beijing really that competitive? (more on that in a later beijing post).  She said these are all for cleaning ladies.  Man is the market for cleaning ladies that competitive?  these stamps were everywhere in her building.  why does the building management and tenants allow this to happen?

gong bao ji ding gai fan (kung pao chicken over rice).  one of my old staples and still awesome for $1 or so.

you are seeing the basic version because we think your internet connection is to slow.  a message i saw many times in china.  if you didn't know the internet sucks here both in speed and in communist censorship.  makes being an illustrator harder.  I actually had to resort to bing.com image search a lot of times which sucks.

what's the deal with this girl?  did someone touch her sunshine when she was five?

I love jianbing!  when you get it in this impossibly thin plastic bag you just have to toss it btwn both hands like a hot potato while you try to eat it.