November 15th, 2005

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China Trip. Beijing Pics.



When inside the Forbidden City, one must do the Forbidden Dance.


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If, at any time, you find yourself grabbed around the neck by a giant sinewy arm, become as perfectly rigid as possible. It will think you are an empty beverage container and eventually toss you away.


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Moat ... boat ... moatboat!


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If you don't want anybody boosting your ride in Beijing, install an anti-theft bird or, in this case, two. Note to self: First thing I do when I turn 60 is buy a fedora.


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Staring at these leaves made me feel like urinating.


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A painting in Factory 798, an abandoned Bauhaus industrial complex that was converted into a sprawling artist enclave filled with galleries, studios, cafes, bars, stores, design & ad agencies. It's just a matter of time before you start seeing million-dollar lofts and aloof model/actresses with oversized sunglasses.


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It took my second visit to Beijing before I finally checked out the Summer Palace. It's so overly renovated, I don't think anything there was built before "Friends." Nevertheless I really liked this bridge - or as they say in China, bleedge.


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Removing Peking Duck particles with my tongue while lunching solo at Crystal Jade.


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