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Saturday March 25: International District
November in Jingdezhen, China.
|You You Ka Fei Shu Ba. Coffee and book bar.|
|Olga's from Spain and her boyfriend is from Shanghai. This is their living room.|
There are acres and acres of these 3-story, abandoned buildings, made entirely from crumbling brick, with irregularly sized doors, and tiny rooms filled ankle-deep in rat turds and dead bats. I get different stories depending on who I ask: it's new and for sale; the developer went bankrupt and committed suicide; they're waiting to be finished. In America you would see graffiti and signs of squatters and teen parties, but these erode ignored and unmolested.
Really nice sketch work, Steve - I looked on your blog at your earlier sketches in China, and you've really caught the feeling of being in a culture & environment that's much different than most 'Westerners' are used to. I have over 16 years' worth of sketches living in Asia, and I treasure them! Sketch as much of China as you can!ReplyDelete
These are magnificent, especially the coffee and book bar. Love the details-the woman and the junk along the side of the stairs.ReplyDelete