决定在假期结束前,完成早應完成的事。
Long overdue.. I thought I’d better post the pics while I’m on leave, or I’ll never get around to doing it.
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8月1日(星期五)
1st August (Fri)

早上和L、D逛了酒店附近的超市和小店,午餐前check out。
她们赶去機場,我搭出租車到下一個酒店:北京新侨诺富特飯店。

After breakfast, L, D and I browsed the supermarket and shops near our hotel.
They left for the airport before lunch, while I headed for my next hotel: Novotel Xinqiao Beijing.

辦了入住手续,搭了出租車往鸟巢和水立方出發。可惜附近封路,司機没法讓我下車,只好隔着一条公路的距離看鸟巢和水立方和我擦肩而过。
感激贴心的司機放慢速度讓我拍照。
After checking-in, I took a cab to the “Bird’s Nest” and “Water Cube”. Unfortunately, road restrictions were in place so I couldn’t alight. The kind driver slowed to a crawl so I could snap pictures.

下一站:798藝术新区。從前的貨倉,現已蜕变成展览空間、書店和咖啡館。
Next stop: 798 Art District. Formerly industrial warehouses, the area has been converted to house galleries, bookshops and cafes.


蘑菇!
Mushrooms!

大部分建筑都保留原状。
The buildings seem largely untouched.


喜歡红砖。
I like brick buildings.


一天前刚去的瑞士屋,红地毯上的花影。
Shadows on the red carpet at the House of Switzerland, where I’d gone just the day before.

不少瑞士公司设立了有趣的展区,但最好玩的是這個。滚动的小铁球开启了一個又一個機関,每個機関都和瑞士的生活/产品有関。
Several Swiss companies had interesting booths, but this was definitely my favourite. If you look closely, the setup comprises various aspects of Swiss life as well as Swiss products (eg. cheese fondue, Swiss watches…) A rolling ball sets off various things in motion.. Is there a word for this entire exhibit?


找到小球了嗎?
Can you spot the ball?


瑞士屋里的椅子让我想起国庆日。
Inside the House of Switzerland, the chairs reminded me of National Day.


798藝术新区外的“奥運墙”。
A wall of “Olympic graffiti” outside the 798 Art District.

李白住這里嗎?:P
Random thought: This would have been perfect for the poet Li Bai.
(酒: wine/alcohol, 仙:celestial being, 公寓:apartments)

地鐡站里,可爱的企鹅摄影展。
A series of penguin photographs in the subway station.

东方新天地的超市。膨化食品=?!
Inside the supermarket at 东方新天地。Puffed food=?!

薯片的口味:柠檬、芒果、荔枝、樱桃番茄…
Interesting flavours! Lime, mango, lychee, cherry tomatoes..

是不是买太多了…(已经吃完一包薯片…)
I think I bought too much stuff in the supermarket. (I finished one bag of potato chips before I remembered to take this photo.)

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