Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The 798 District

In Beijing there is an area of town called The 798 District. This area used to be owned/controlled by the Chinese military and it housed many factories which produced such things as ammunition and uniforms. These days all of the factories have transformed into art galleries, coffee shops, and boutiques. Its honestly the coolest art influenced area of any city I have ever been too and easily rivals SoHo. Its pretty amazing that a place like this exists in a country that doesn't allow Facebook or Blogs.

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The 798 has its fair share of interesting people.

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Many of its vendors are Tibetan. Everyone was super friendly. This guy even allowed me to shoot his portrait.

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This lady was making the best crepes in town.

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Around every corner and through every hall are different galleries. I guessing at least 100

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Chinese version of the wheelbarrow.

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They even have a locomotive at 798

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Everywhere we went we noticed photographers and people shooting photos. This area is so good for anything and everything photo related. Cant wait to go back.

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