Beijing’s Modern Appeal

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From more traditional beginnings, the city took off over the last 15 years to bring us some of the most sought after architecture in the area.  These are just three of the examples.  China’s economy is seeing huge growth levels, apparently so is their real estate market.  From the very odd on the far left, to the simple yet beautifully modern designs, Beijing is a modern thriving metropolis.  A lot of its best work was inspired from the Olympics that were held there.  Which makes me wonder and want to research what has happened to these great structures since the games have left the city?  It could be wasting away like many Olympic sites do.

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The City of Old and New

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This week we head to the City State of Beijing, China.  I have deemed it the City of Old and New due to its ancient look in some areas and superb modern architecture in other areas.  Tiananmen pictured here is the capital building of The Peoples Republic of China it reminds me of ancient China’s proud history of all of the Dynasties and wars that were fought to secure the land.  I say proud because China, though sometimes corrupt is still an impressive country with a rich history of culture and art.  Tiananmen is known globally as the entrance to the Forbidden/Imperial City pictured below.  This week we will examine the city itself as well as art and the general culture associated with Beijing.

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