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    Asia,  Travel

    Nine million bicycles in Beijing: my lost city

    Nine million bicycles in Beijing. The beautiful song of Katie Melua, accompanied my first trip to Beijing in the late 2005. Once I arrived there I found a city so different from that you can see today… and so far for our western perception of life. Beijing was just starting its opening to the rest of the world, up for the 2008 Olympic games. Bicycles, bicycles and bicycles painted as colourful snakes the huge roads of the city. Few cars, the main part taxis, were just hidden by this bicycles river and by the traditional rickshaws. This is the first image I remember of my sweet Beijing which doesn’t exist…