i just bought the latest street and bus map for beijing. In addition to being surprisingly useful and up to date for a beijing publication, there is documentation of the most insane highway interchanges I've ever seen. I have negotiated these from the ground, and trust me, they are a total f*#king mess, but from above they are insane, yet beautiful. it's as if the civil engineer had "heard" there were such things as cloverleaf interchanges in the world and then reversed engineered it in the form of a chinese knot.
see the maps
This field guide to highway interchanges only barely explains what is going on in these images
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
just got a tip (thanks jon campbell!) that the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party of the People's Republic of China, Xinhua News Service, has posted pics of Ho Fatso on their news website. The best part is the title which reads:
Posted by rania at Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
will be performing A Train Wreck for My Comrades, a video audio mix with my buddies Frank and Neema at D-22 in Beijing thursday (Dec 7). If anyone is in town, feel free to stop by.
too much going on since the last post. not sure i should try and summarize. suffice to say that all is good. we're in production/hibernation mode in beijing. it's cold, but we're not leaving the house unless we absolutely have to. the photo above is a bull horn i attached to an remote control car. while it was shouting "GET OUT OF MY WAY!" over and over again I promptly drove it into the abyss of the stairwell. it was an accident, i swear. luckily the entity only incurred surface wounds and is ready for another round.
Posted by rania at Sunday, December 03, 2006