Tsinghua Yuan Old Railway Station / 原清华园火车站

I discovered this place when I was studying at Tsinghua University in 2007-2008. Wudaokou area is essentially composed of multistorey department stores and modern residential compounds. And yet, at the time, there were still some one-storey village houses and… one real hutong! The hutong still exists today. Hidden in the big city, one can be […]

D’étranges bâtiments à l’architecture futuriste inachevés-abandonnés

Datong est une ville située dans le nord de la province chinoise du Shanxi. Elle est célèbre pour son histoire et son patrimoine ancien, mais aussi tristement labellisée « capitale du charbon », l’économie minière ayant durant longtemps caractérisé son développement. Un jour, la ville a fait l’objet d’un relooking radical. L’ancien maire de la ville Geng […]

Strange futuristic unfinished-abandoned buildings / 奇怪未来主义的烂尾楼

This report on the visit I did in November 2015 will display the amazing SF architecture of several unfinished-abandoned buildings found in Datong… Strange buildings, aren’t they? Before presenting more closely their amazing architecture, I will explain where they come from… The five major equipments project (五大场馆): a semi-failure Datong, a city in Northern Shanxi […]

Imperial Garden Villas / 御苑花园别墅

First of all, I thank Brïn for giving me the idea to go on this urbex, after looking at his post here. And I was not disappointed! Although it is very small, it is a pretty amazing place. This abandoned luxury villa compound is actually located inside Beijing Olympic park. How did this happen? The […]

Wahaha Hotel / 娃哈哈大酒店

Around the Dongsi area, right next to one of Beijing’s most peaceful traditional neighbourhoods, one building (among others, by the way!) does not quite fit in the hutong1 urban tissue. It is large, high (more than six storeys), ugly (composed of a very basic concrete structure) and it looks abandoned. What I discovered is the […]

About me / 关于我

I am a girl (yes, it is important to challenge this highly gendered subculture) who loves urban exploration as a reversed though naturally connected experience of long-term field research in China. I don’t like climbing over dangerous fences, I prefer squeezing in, go under or through the fence somehow, like Shadowcat. I started exploring abandoned […]