Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Place ~ Beijing

Have I ever mentioned how much I love the area of Beijing that we live in? We have some really cool things within walking distance.  For example, 
"The Place"! 
This outdoor shopping mall boasts an enormous overhead screen that pulls tourists in by the busloads just to see it. 

Check out this video to see the full effects of the cool screen!

The picture on the screen changes. Every so often there will be all chinese writing on it. You can submit messages for people and it will appear on the screen, kind of like at the ballpark. When I was there last I saw a cute couple hugging under the screen anxiously waiting for their message to appear. I couldn't help but wonder if there was going to be a proposal. I didn't stick around to find out because I wouldn't have been able to read the characters anyway.

The Place screen with Central Park buildings at the end.
 The Place is a popular gathering place for families to hang out, children to play, car displays, fashion shows, etc. Plus there is some really cool shopping. For instance, The Place has one of the only MAC stores (and I ain't talking computers) in Beijing!
Rainy nights doesn't keep people away from The Place.
When I was there on Friday night (the time of this video) it was pouring rain. Then E and I walked through The Place on Sunday night, on the way home from a friend's house, wearing shorts and t-shirts at 8:00 pm. What a difference a day can make!


Jess said...

Jen - Rod and I must come over and see this scene - let's plan a night for dinner!

Liz R. said...

that's pretty awesome! i love that you seem to be enjoying yourself!