Tuesday, January 22, 2008
my new place
I moved into a 平房(ping2fang2), which is a freestanding house within a 胡同(hu2tong4), an old Beijing neighborhood.
It's a few blocks south of 积水潭地铁站(Jishuitan subway stop). The structure where I live was recently renovated and sits within the structure of a very old building which they thankfully have not destroyed.
In a hutong (胡同) neighborhood most of the streets are too narrow for cars to fit, so it becomes this open market sort of neighborhood where they sell everything you need just a few steps away. I'm going to the main market today to buy a measuring tape, cute seat cushions and some produce which are all there.
My place, like you can see in my drawing is a studio. I'm having trouble deciding where things should go so I'm working on Paint to help me figure it out and in the process, missing Adobe Illustrator immensely!
Let me know what you think of my place.
I'll post real pictures soon.