This is part of the second series of Beijing 2006 – The hutong photos; see my journal posts Beijing 2006 – The hutong and Beijing 2006: Out with the old, in with the new for the background of this series.
See the location on a satellite map (Google’s street map doesn’t register with the satellite view!)
From where I started along Meishi Street, at the crossing with the shopping street Dashilan Commercial street, I could see it was all rubble, all the way to the Southern End. After taking the shot of the whole area next to the street being torn down, I had arrived nearly at the Northern end of the street, and it was still all rubble. Yet for many people it was a through road so they plodded along it , walking, on bikes or on their electric bikes (I call the “whisper bikes” because you can’t hear them coming). This was the vie when I turned around and looked back along the road, more or less to the South.
I found it rather depressing. Even knowing that it was simply necessary to deal with traffic didn’t make it any less depressing.
Camera: Fuji Finepix F30
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