Fashion in China

In fashion, China would like to stand out … But where exactly are our friends the Chinese? I will speak of Shanghai and Beijing, because they are the two centers of fashion and they are the most opposed. In Shanghai, luxury shopping malls are legion, it becomes even maddening, ridiculous seeing as they are, for the most part, empty.

English: Alexander Wang at the 2009 Victoria's...

English: Alexander Wang at the 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Except on weekends. The Shanghaiennes are fond of luxury Western (ie a little thanks to them that Vuitton has just fart all the scores in the luxury sector and, in times of crisis …). In Beijing, it is almost the same, except that the Pekingese (es) are much less bling. A good looking, there is no major Chinese designers. If they are Chinese, it is only a beginning, as they have their classes in the West. I quote Alexander Wang has managed the feat of selling luxury 100% made in China (thank you Anna Wintour who had the good idea to propel among older designers who, it must be said, struggling to renew itself) .

As a fashion “street”, it is instructive and reflects what the Chinese fashion today. That is to say, stuck in the 80s. I can not count the times or my eyes were assaulted by psychedelic visions of Véronique and Davina. I am often blocked before jeunettes spindle Bonbec pink t-shirt with yellow smiley. Missing is the foam headband in her hair and around the arm.

No, but I médis. The trend gradually arrange, we are passing in the 90s.

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes I understand Beijingers tell me that Shanghai is vulgar. Yes, too much bling bling kills.

All this to say that China is still far from being a creative center for fashion. There is little place for young Chinese designers who, despite significant efforts, simply copy Western styles of other great designers. Hampered in their tracks in front of the European craze for luxury … it’s a shame.

Chinese way of transportation

Although China HAS Become the Largest second economy, a developing country Remains.
This development Proves here every day, gold is still very present unusual and so amazing.

This is the case for the transportation sector is a broad change in China, Where the movement of raw materials and products in general are very common. There are moyen de transport out of the ordinary for a stranger and take us back to very remote times.

u=3526956711,2688447381&fm=23&gp=0The photo below shows how the Chinese are against Especially inventive and able of anything.

In France a maxim says “impossible is not French,” but here in China They Have Adapted this maxim “nothing is impossible”, and this is indeed true, as you can see sometimes in Chinese streets.

You can see piles unusual object on a wide variety of bicycles, cardboard or polystyrene Such as, chairs, gas cylinders or long pipes, goal aussi animals.

It is clear That is not nothing in China!

Guangzhou food

Cantonese cuisine was influenced by brilliant chefs who had to flee the imperial court in 1644, when the Ming Dynasty was overthrown. The fishing industry has developed on the coast. The Cantonese word fish, whose pronunciation similar to the word “prosperity” that the fish has a place of choice on the table Cantonese.
For Cantonese, the freshness of the product premium.

cantonese foodCooking with steam fish and dim sum (Chinese brunch consists of small pasta served in a steaming bamboo baskets) preserves the taste of food and is famous Cantonese cuisine. It is also the kitchen less spicy. Canton of emigration has long since been spread around the world an image of Chinese cuisine.

Among the most famous dishes figure prominently rice Cantonese and shark fin soup.

cantonese foodCantonese cuisine boasts dishes as “exotic” dog, snake and turtle. Cages and terrariums filled with nice little beasts are not to look pretty, but for the customer to choose up the contents of his plate

Visit the Terracotta army in Xi’an

A must see! The museum of the “Big Dig” is a site open to the public since 1979. This is the website of Xi’an. In 1974, farmers digging a well made ​​the archaeological discovery of the century: a fabulous army of 8,000 clay warriors standing guard around the first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi.

Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi nea...

Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi near Xian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Terracotta Army has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. All releases incredible realism that surprises the visitor, giving the impression of going back in time …

For the moment, there are three pits were identified: the first in 1974, second in 1980 and third in 1994. But they are only partially. Because when the pits were open company, the Chinese were amazed by the beauty of these statues all painted with different fineness. But after three days long fled the paintings did not survive contact with the air. The Chinese were very surprised when the disaster and stopped digging. This is why you can see many mounds are preserved sheeted or other soldiers including the first pit. It is estimated that it took thirty years of work, and more than 700,000 people to carry the clay army which was to accompany the emperor on his last journey to the kingdom of the dead. Chinese archaeologists believe that the three pits discoveries are part of an even larger, but the excavation of the entire site will take decades. (a model of the entire mausoleum used to assess the extent of the site).

The Great Mosque in Xi’an

To get there, go under the tower of the bell and enter the Muslim market. At the end of the market is the Great Mosque. At the end of the market is the Great Mosque. One of the finest examples of Sino-Arab architecture worth a visit if only to see what an amazing fruit mixture between two cultures.

A Chinese pavilion instead of a minaret at the...

A Chinese pavilion instead of a minaret at the Great Mosque of Xi’an, one of China’s largest mosques (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is situated Xi Da Jie Street, in a neighborhood where most families residing in the minority Hui.

Currently, some 100,000 faithful practice their religion in the Great Mosque of Xi’an. This is one of the four great ancient mosques of China. It was built in 742 by Emperor Xuan Zong during the Tang Dynasty in the time when China hosted many religions and cultures. Its many wooden buildings are distinguished by style, a mixture of traditional architectures like the minaret, the prayer hall and mihrab indicating the direction of Mecca are inspired by Islam. By cons, curved roofs, arches and pavilions are Chinese style (imposed by the Chinese authorities).

A small portal provides access to almost anonymous tranquil gardens surrounding the Grand Mosque. In the entrance pavilion exposed ancient steles bearing inscriptions in Arabic. On the right was placed a former imperial altar (for the faithful to pay homage to the emperor before going to pray toward Mecca).

The prayer hall, located at the bottom of the court, and can contain 1000 people, is preceded by a portico of five major passages. Looking at the roof of the pavilion perspective of the Phoenix that rises in the central courtyard, this one actually has the air of a bird spreading its wings to take off.

English: xi'an china great mosque 2011

English: xi’an china great mosque 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jin Mao tower Shanghai

In a context of global competition to have the tallest tower in the world, the Jin Mao tower belongs to the forefront. Its aesthetic is undeniable … Its design evokes a pagoda or a giant pen with his foot an open book and all respecting Chinese numerology.

Jin Mao Tower from the Oriental Pearl Tower, w...

Jin Mao Tower from the Oriental Pearl Tower, with the SWFC under construction in 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has 88 floors, each with 1/8 smaller than the lower floor, the upper part, the vertical segments decreases from 1 to 8. At a height of 428 m the neighboring Pearl Tower, already pale face. It is best to Jin Mao Tower visit on a clear day. Bar lounge on the top floor.

However, if you must visit a tower between the Jinmao Tower or Tower Financial, Financial rather choose, it is located near a 460 meter above ground level making it the tallest tower in the Mainland China.

Hong Kong, Lantau

hong kong Lantau

Although two times larger than the island of Hong Kong, Lantau is much less populated. She knows, however, increased considerably since the inauguration of the Tsing Ma Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world. Lantau is home to Buddhist temples, a giant statue of Buddha and picturesque fishing villages, not to mention the international airport and Disneyland.