Sunday, April 15, 2012
Returned to Huaihai Fang, the longtong or lane housing, this time with some specific addresses.
Former residence of Chinese writer Ba Jin, who lived here in 1937. He also spoke and advocated the language of Esperanto.
One of the lanes:
These chickens were being hand-fed:
Exhibits included the works of Zhang Xianyong, who puts himself in his photo collages (http://www.fqprojects.com/html/zhangxianyong_en/). Yang Yongliang, who makes traditional scenes with modern images (http://www.fqprojects.com/html/yangyongliang_en/), and Dai Mouyu whose works are tiny detailed pen and ink designs (http://www.fqprojects.com/html/daimouyu_en/). Unfortunately you cannot see all the detail on the websites.
Former residence of Zhu Kezhen, considered a founder of modern Chinese meteorology. He lived here in the 1920s. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1918.
After running into Kent's work colleagues (in a city of 18 million people!), we headed to Xiangyang Road. The former Russian Orthodox church was open, so we entered:
The exhibition is "Five Times Five," and the venue/church is called "E-SPACE."
"Lost Way" by Gong Xinru:
"OK? Or not OK?" by Gong Xinru:
We tried playing pingpong on this table, and as long as you hit midrange in the center of the bowls, you can keep up a volley.
On Changle Road:
An unusual building:
Although really a shop, more than a "museum," there were some antique items:
A wrought-iron gate: