27 November, 2009

Shanghai 2010, under construction

This inverted pyramid structure -nearly complete- is the China pavilion,
the physical model...

the real one...
From Shanghai's Lupu Bridge, above the Huangpu River, one obtains a complete high-altitude view of the World Expo 2010 site.



You are looking at the largest Expo fairground in the century-and-a-half history of Expos, to be filled with the largest number of confirmed attendees (200 or more countries).

Photos: Jorge Ayala
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25 November, 2009

Memoirs of China. Beijing Intersections

Beijing is -to me- what was Paris a hundred years ago.
The most icon-to-become buildings and structures happen on a daily basis.
The creation of boulevards, highways and hyper connections seems endless.
The construction sites are in every inner-ring space left in the city…
… but, does that justify the destruction of their past?
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The city is dominated by each single object.In recent years Beijing skyline has been crowded by landmarks...










Photos: Jorge Ayala
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24 November, 2009

Chinese sentiment, Chapter No. 2

(Back from China, highlights)
My last two days in China before my departure were very quiet.
Fair enough, I think.
I had lunch with Dongyun (our Chinese partner in Beijing) and told him about my love for China (although I knew I would really be the one asking the questions to him!).
If everything goes well I should have to go back in 2010.

…luckily the weather in Paris is good today.
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Hangzhou




Chengde

Cuandixia

Xi'an
Daxing



Photos: Jorge Ayala

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