Michael Wolf - Bastard Chairs (2002)
“What Wolf calls The Bastard Chairs of China challenge the notion of our standard definition of a chair. Cobbled together from whatever debris and flotsam is available, there is something to be learned here—that a chair is a chair is a chair. And while we can appreciate the beauty and art of what we call ‘designer’ chairs throughout history and today, when all is said and done, what matters is that we have a place to rest our bones.”
See, us LGBTQA people come in different races, sizes, and parts of countries. In China, the battle for gay marriage is heating up. It’s always nice to see that there are people standing up for what is right.
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And a Chinese Knotweed, on the subject of plants that look like people.
People buy flowers at the Flower Market to decorate their homes on the eve of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong on Jan. 22. The Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Flowers are said to give good luck and are given when visiting family for the traditional New Years Eve feast.
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Actors dressed in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) costumes take part in the heaven-worshipping ceremony, in which people pray for good harvest and fortune, to celebrate the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, January 23, 2012.
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Decorative red lanterns are hung on a tree ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Ditan Park (The Temple of Earth), in Beijing on Jan. 20, 2012. The Lunar New Year begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. The Associated Press reports today on an expected “dragon baby boom”, as many people in China, Taiwan and other Asian countries believe that babies born in the auspicious Year of the Dragon are gifted with prodigious quantities of luck and strength.
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Passengers wave from a window of a train as they depart at the Shanghai’s railway station, January 19, 2012. Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the biggest of two “Golden Week” holidays, giving migrant workers their only chance of the year to return to their home provinces with gifts for their families. More than 200 million people are expected to take to the railways over this year’s holiday, the biggest movement of humanity in the world.
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