Journal

Patrick Sloan | Sanlitun

The Sanlitun precinct in Beijing was one of the first areas with bars and venues catering to westerners and dates back to the early eighties. In the lead up to the 2008 Olympics the western side of the main street was demolished almost entirely to make way for what...

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Patrick Sloan | Old Laneways

These photographs are from March 2006, when the regeneration of the Sanlitun Precinct in Chaoyang District was in full swing. The Olympics were just around the corner and Balenciaga was on its way to China. Where these people once lived in the ’Old Beijing’ there are now hundreds of car-parks below ground and...

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Patrick Sloan | Dongcheng Hutongs

There has been a great deal recorded and lamented regarding the traditional hutong laneways of the ‘Old Beijing’ inside the Second Ring Road in Dongcheng District, but they never cease to amaze me. Not only a perfectly scaled urban connection device and setting for the daily life of Beijing, they also perform a...

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Patrick Sloan | San Yuan Li Markets

While much of Beijing is undergoing constant expansion and regeneration there are numerous precincts and traditions that have remained the same. One of the most charming and energetic retail areas is the San Yuan Li markets on Shunyan Road in Chaoyang district. From sunrise through sunset the internal street market...

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Photography | Stonework

Photography | Stonework

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Photography | LA Hutong

Photography | LA Hutong

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Photography | China

Photography | China

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Photography | The Village

Photography | The Village

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