Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Can you see little me up on the parapets? Just one over from the last one on the right.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This man was posted to keep the rowdy French contingent in line. He was not entirely successful and is watching the match on the huge screen above our heads.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The picture of the rooftops is the closest thing I came to an "artsy" shot. The tiles on the roof glinted gold in the weak (although very hot) sunlight and contrasted nicely with the scafolding in the murky distance.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
When you see this map I bet you say, "Wow, this looks like a piece of cake!" Actually the subway is the easiest thing to navigate in the city. (Much easier than the grocery store) I put an X approximately where Beijing Normal University sits between lines 2 and the brand new line 10. To walk to the train (Jishuitan) takes approximately 15 minutes at New Yorker speed. Or you can wait for a bus. Everything in Beijing is bigger and more spread out than you could imagine in your wildest dreams
The trains are all marked with a map of the train route and usually a voice reads out the stops in English and Chinese. There are also video monitors that repeatedly play what I would characterize as Olympic music videos.
You can cross from train car to train car seemlessly.
There is of course much subway advertising geared toward the Olympics. NOtice how the Coke mirrors the atheletes event.
Here I am in one air conditioned station. I have not gotten lost yet on the train but the trouble starts when you try to decide which exit to come out of. They are typically marked A, B, C, D. And if you get out at the wrong one then good luck becuase the intersection is almost always criss crossed with eight lane highways that you cannot see around.
Anyway, Blogs to come are the Paralympics and the Forbidden City.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Yum! Steak and Eggs. They had waffles.