Posted by: Larzizou | June 20, 2009

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Probably one of the most famous haircuts in the world…

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Dav and Tom. Freshly arrived from London, 2h before. Without sleeping much (more than in the plane), straight visiting. Modern time warriors.

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The totem of oblivious mischiefs.

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The zenith of natural empathy.

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House of the luminous punctilious fragrance.

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El Senor Denizbao.

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A  water-filled tank.

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The pagoda of Dan Ka Pia.

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Denizbouf trying to negotiate a massage. But she ain’t buying.

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Hall of the medium harmony.

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Hall of the supreme harmony. Made possible by the Amex Company (and the Olympics).

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Chinese girls guides dig me. As customer.

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Hide’n seek. It took us 35 minutes to locate Denizball in the bowl.

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Some other construction.

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Some other other consctruction.

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A tourist group. I bet you can tell from their angsty faces.

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More people. We were warned the forbidden city was not really full, compared to other times (and in a more contrasted way, from the much too recent Olympics).

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Golden pet.

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The art of tuiling.

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Shope closed.

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One can only describe it as froudj.

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Chinese gardens are said to be…

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Rocks make the world go round; like a rolling stone.

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Not interested in modeling.

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Stuff.

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The hill of the accumulated elegance.

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True story !

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Dancing on the ceiling.

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Merci…

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It means – “thou shall not pass twice”.

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True story.

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The surrounding waterway. The guide wanted to take us where we would have naturally arrived for an extra 100.

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We said “no, no, no”.

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You know you’re not home when toddlers have outfits such as this one (ass in the air).

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In the middle a rare gem, a triple A rating (Ambitious Admirable Achiever).

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Bye bye Mao.

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On the way out.

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Could not see his mosoleum that time.

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But I have kept the book since then. With me.

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Davaloucci is a grand admirer as well.

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Davaloucci has his admirers as well.

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Now, she wants the whole package.

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What started as a one time occurrence developed into a “can I take a picture with you three” spree by locals or Chinese visitors. First trying to get a picture from us pretending they were shooting elsewhere,; then, after one did ask us, one after another acted likewise.

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After 15min… we could finally get a picture of the three of us (and Mao).

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Opposite Tian’Anmen Square, the party’s headquarter and its parking full of luxurious cars.

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The place. Virtually empty.

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We were lucky enough to take a picture with this tourist groupe on the left.

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Remember.

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Sunrise, sunset…

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That should close China.

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