798 ....

..... is the name of an old factory complex in Beijing.

It is, in many ways, a great example of modernist, Bauhaus design. It is now an "art district" and has studios, galleries and cafe's along with some areas of manufacturing that don't fit the "art district" idea. I liked the way the original use still came through in places

and the way that things seemed to just work as aesthetic arrangements.

There was a lot to see. It's a big area, and you can be excused for wanting a snooze.

and some times things conspire to have a new meaning. Creative flashpoint?

and there was some very interesting art, and some very boring, run of the mill, lazy and derivative shit, errr, stuff as well.

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