798 Art District
Hello! I've been meaning to post this but wifi is so spotty right now so I apologize for this last post. :(
One of my favorite things to do is walk down a street of art and culture. On one of our last days in Beijing, we went to the 798 Art District. Originally it use to be factory with buildings that housed laborers. However, after the factory had shut down, the buildings were rented out to artists and many of them are transformed into mini art museums. All the art are contemporary and you can see graffiti everywhere on the walls (Although most of them are incomprehensible). I would conclude that it is a this place is a fusion of hipster and industrial.
The Artist of the painting above takes inspirations on the insignificant things in life such as the dried up water marks on the table or the dust on the shelves. I love how I can see his inspirations in his art. We went to about 4 exhibitions and each having their own style. All of these artists are Chinese or Japnanese that have lent out their art for foreign exhibition.
You can find a lot of young people in this district because it's so modern. The first time I came here, I saw 2 professional photo shoots taking place and everyone constantly taking photos for each other. Everything in this place gives off an artsy feel which only adds to my excitement and need to bring Stacey here.
We went on a railroad tracks where an old locomotive rests. It's located right next to a cafe and gives off an old British vibe (since ya know, harry potter). I remember there was a layer of black tar on the tracks which is pretty disgusting if you didn't know and grabbed the tracks for support.
I've always wanted to take photos at a railroad track and although there were too many people, I managed to get some pictures!
My favorite sister picture :)
This isn't really an article. More like a compilation of pictures, but that is all I have for this post! This'll be the last Beijing article I'll write (nostalgic sigh) but I'll write more on my adventures at Guang Zhou soon! I'm going on a road trip to Gue Ling in a few days which I am extremely excited for. Hopefully I'll get some pictures for you guys!