The Old Beijing #3 | Sanlitun

These photographs are from March 2006, when the regeneration of the Sanlitun precinct, Chaoyang District was in full swing. The Olympics were just around the corner and Bottega Veneta was on its way to China. Where these people once lived in the ’Old Beijing’ there are now hundreds of carparks below ground and hundreds of well heeled shoppers above ground.