busy painting the future #WordlessWednesday #snapshot

huge chinese wall painting

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huge chinese mural painting for promoting modernization, beijing 1979
busy painting the future. huge mural painting, beijing, china 1979 © Friedrich Zettl

A photo for #WordlessWednesday – no words, just pictures. Allow your photos to tell the story.

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11 comments on “busy painting the future #WordlessWednesday #snapshot

The faces of the painting face towards the right while the foreground people face the other direction or the camera provide dynamic contrast.

Thank you! I am glad you noticed. That’s one of the reasons I like the photo. It is constructed like a traditional Chinese painting. The ladders also help.

I think I have a photograph of that painting in my slides of Beijing — or one very similar. It was a moment, wasn’t it…

P.S. I wonder if they are looking at you and thinking, “大鼻子”

Definitely! Or even 洋鬼子

🤣 Probably! I only heard that in Guangzhouhua

It’s an advantage if you don’t understand all dialects :I

I’m pretty sure I was called worse in Hainanese. But I was also called “马老师” ❤️

“马老师” shows a lot of respect. You’re already an institution when you’re called that.

It always made me feel like the greatest teacher in the whole world, and I was just a baby working at my first real job as a teacher.

Sure, there were many such images. We probably all smiled at that, but these pictures had a great importance that should not be underestimated: you paint a vision, which then also manifested itself.

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