Beijing China Daily Life

A warm summer in Beijing

Beijing is my home for the summer, and I already feel rooted here. I live a bit farther away from everything, but in a beautiful garden house. In the heart of the city are old neighborhoods connected by narrow winding alleyways called the hutong. These are photos from my walks through alleys searching for vintage dresses with Re and watching sleepy cats napping by windows.

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Victoria from ellevictoire

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I really like infinity mirrors

We had the best intentions to see Birdstriking play a live show, but it started pouring rain while we stopped by a dumpling shop. We ended up at a quiet venue farther down the road, where we were the only ones dancing to minimalist techno.

P.S. My mini photo zine is ready to be shipped out! Here, it’s yours.

21 Comments

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    Lindsey
    July 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I love that garden with all the characters in it! I wish I could purchase a zine, but I’m in the middle of moving right now :[

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      Sewon
      July 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      Yeah! Aw, I tried to do a zine exchange but I don’t have a very permanent home for the next month so everything is on hold for me, as well. Where are you moving to?

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    Eileen
    July 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Oh my Gosh, I want to hug that cat. hug hug hug hug.

    That’s a badass photo of you. I can never seem to get a bad ass photo of me. One day, one day.

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      Sewon
      July 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Such a cuddly cat :] It was the vintage dress find and the infinity mirror!

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    sc
    July 19, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Whoa! Good to see you. And pieces of your summer in Beijing! I wish thereΒ΄s more to come πŸ˜‰

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      Sewon
      July 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      There’s lots more to come! I hear the weather is beautiful in FInland this summer :]

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    Ashley
    July 19, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Walking through that old neighborhood sounds like a trip, I have a soft sport for old narrow streets :)

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      Sewon
      July 19, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Yeah! I feel like I spend most of my time wandering around those neighborhoods in Beijing when I have free time. I think some of my favorite cities/towns have these old narrow streets. :]

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    Johanna Tagada
    July 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I like those pictures of your new summer home.
    I like your comment about this collection of women with short hair… I wish I could see it once.

    Do you have an email adress where I could write you please? In case here is mine: johanna.tagada@live.fr

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    Rina
    July 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Those pictures are great! I can see why you are already so rooted there. I would be too!
    I’ll have to order your photo zine soon! Put one on hold for me please

    • Reply
      Sewon
      July 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you! I really like it here in Beijing. Of course, I’ll hold a copy for you.

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    catarina
    July 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    thank you, sewon! i’ve now got all the pictures in a disk and it was really cheap. <3

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      Sewon
      July 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      I’m glad to hear that!

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    Maria
    July 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    oh you have a lovely blog :) x

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      Sewon
      July 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you!

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    Mdmslle.
    July 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Your photos make me wanna go on our holiday trip right now! We’re heading to Southeast Asia in about two weeks and I am so excited!

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      Sewon
      July 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      I can’t wait to see photos of your Thailand trip!

  • Reply
    Lisa
    July 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you for your dear comment, Sewon! I like your blog very much too. Such lovely pictures you take!

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      Sewon
      July 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks!

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    Ruth
    July 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    These photos are so lovely. :)

    ~Ruth (ruthrmay.com)

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