A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
In Beijing, old meets new, ancient meets modern, and contemporary meets futuristic--sometimes, all at the same moment. Amid the continuous swoosh of traffic and gentle ring of bicycle bells; the clamor of street vendors peddling brightly painted paper kites and kitschy Chairman Mao-era replicas of goods; and the sizzle of pan-fried noodles emanating from the kitchens of street-side restaurants, there lies a quiet beauty. Here are some glimpses of life in the timeless Olympic metropolis. See also "Perspectives from Beijing" and "Beijing Looks Back."
Photos by Eti Bonn-Muller
Photo 1 by Liu Bowen; photo 2 by Eti Bonn-Muller
Photos 1, 2, 4 by Eti Bonn-Muller; photo 3 by Liu Bowen
Photo 1 by Eti Bonn-Muller; photo 2 by Liu Bowen
Modern Art-Ancient Art
Photos by Liu Bowen