Beijing snapshots | the blue belt

With the closing down of construction sites and restrictions put on the metropolis’s mobility, the city of Beijing has changed its color during the past weeks. Albeit still daily suffering from a thick layer of white-grey clouds hovering over the city, the sky is turning blue, mostly during the weekend. Building contours become more visible, textures more sharp, cars disappear and Beijing is showing a better appearance, one beyond the blur. But also one that is suspiciously empty. On Sunday August 3 MovingCities drove around the Nothern and Eastern section of Beijing’s second ring road, from Gulou till Dongsishitiao subway station, roaming the ring roads, observing the city from the overpasses, photographing the post-pollution era. An impression.

Beijing Second Ringroad | August 3, 2008
Beijing Second Ringroad | August 3, 2008

Pictures by Bert de Muynck | movingcities.org

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