There has been a lot of international attention drawn to the air quality of China and of Beijing recently. At times the air here has been horrific, but other times crystal and serene, granted that is rare. I live here, see it, and breathe it everyday. I will post several photo blogs on the air and environment conditions seen through the eyes of an artist, not a newscaster. It will try to illustrate what is real and what is purported or perceived to be real. When the air here is so thick that I cannot see the buildings across the street, I call it a “Monet Day.” That is what we should all be able to do, make the best of our world and lives in transition.
I can hardly make out the name of Air China (airlines) on the planes at the Beijing International Airport as I wait for takeoff to fly to Henan Province to visit an artist’s studio. Not a good (h)air day!
In the 3rd photo, life is looking a little better…! --James Elaine
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