Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dogs of China - # 10

"Her name is Jo Jo. She doesn't like having her photo taken"

Party Pier

Accidentally on Party pier. Wasn't much of a party (or a pier for that matter). 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dogs of China - # 9

Street dog near Redtory

Watching people talking photos of photos

Yao Lu and Hong Hao exhibition Redtory

This exhibition is described as Hong Hao integrating Chinese traditional scroll with his thought and feelings about time, whilst combining western photographic medium.  Yao Lu's work is apparently illustrating the theme of replacement and masking of contemporary arts by pretty much covering surfaces in plastic crap.

I just liked the assemblage of the objects, and really the scale of the photos was quite beautiful.  The other works I just liked the horsies because they reminded me of a friend back home.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ginger flowers

So it wasn't so much that three bunches of flowers was 12 kuai. Or that the flowers smelt divine. It was that when I was watching two girls bargain for flowers they looked up and asked if they could help. When I asked them how much they were paying and then I said I'd get the same - those girls without hesitation made sure the flower seller charged me the exact same price for three bunches. And after they were long gone he took my 12 kuai without a question. And as I walked home with my beautiful flowers underneath the skyscrapers, I thought...I like it here. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015