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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was told we would tour the contemporary art museum, 798. Who names an art museum 798? I quickly learned that 798 is not just a number. It is a symbol. In Beijing it means art, vanguards, unchained personalities, and alternative life goals. I found myself making personal connections to my childhood and Greenwich Village, NY when I would visit my uncle during summer break. Today I witnessed an explosion of culture, an outpour of expression and a sense of freedom that I wasn’t expecting to see in China.
It was nice to be in place that felt like home. We took a casual walk through the shops and galleries of 798. Time stood still as money was exchanged for souvenirs and the sweet sounds of cicadas and Guns and Roses echoed in the background. We closed out the afternoon with some good old western style paninis and french fries. It was the perfect way to end the day!


Karen Wells said...

Shopping, Guns and Roses, paninis and french fries - are you sure you're in China????
Karen Wells Arkansas LC

Changing Connections said...

Your comment about a sense of freedom surprised me as well. And your ability to feel at home.

Your posts bring a sense of immediacy to the China adventures. Almost like being there.

RJ Stangherlin

Warren Kris Woodhouse Corporation. said...

798, Inc. is my company, it's not based on any art meuseum, but i based my "798" sites and companies on my first school screenname/login username, my username was:


hence why my sites and companies are revolved round my stuff, it's worth checking my stuff out if you want, my sites are:

and many others, worth checking out my blog for all the updates, thats where everything i do is noted, so my fans can keep up with my productions and software.

I hope you can add me to msn:

Thanks and have fun with your cool blog.

Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 1st - 14th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture