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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beijing International Airport

A couple of weeks ago on "Somewhere Saturday" I posted a photo of the stunning Bill Reid Sculpture in Vancouver International Airport. Here's a sample of what you'll find in Beijing International Airport. Above is a detail of a tea house, complete with a large pond full of carp, that has been erected inside the departures terminal. It's a vast airport and though these traditional structures (there are two of these tea houses) seem a little out of place, they nevertheless bring a more human scale to the building.


Jack said...

Very colorful and entertaining. They must give the airport a more appealing feel than the usual anonymous and cavernous spaces at most airports.

JoJo said...

The painting is so meticulous. What a pretty airport!