798 Art District
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The morning was spent trying to post the last of my items...the ones I had forgotten to post the first time around or simply didnt have at the time. After that I actually got to do what I had planned on doing.
I finally got to the 798 Art District. Was it worth the wait? Yes it most certainly was! The place is fantastic. I could have spent several days wandering its broken streets and dingy looking buildings looking at all that was there. As it was I had a few hours, I barely scratched the suface. A handful of galleries and at most one street and an offshoot were all I could do. Some of the stuff there was incredible - the paintings, the sculptures, the photographs...it would be a lie to say it wasnt insperational at some level. If I ever come back to Beijing, this will be the place I go to first. I need to explore it more. The sad thing is that most of what is there now will be gone in a few months, but it will be replaced by more art, newer art. If only there were a place like it in the UK...
A bit of a comedown was dinner at McDonalds. It was dull and boring. Went to an internet cafe where I spoke to Jo over msn. Moved to the hostel so that Gareth could upload photos, and they had webcams. I was able to not only talk to Jo, but I could also see her with the web cam. It was so nice to be able to see her face again! (soppy I know, but hey...its the truth!)