Photo of the day: Changsha City Beachview


Happy Monday! This week’s photo theme: weird theme parks.

We’ll kick it off with this candid I snapped yesterday at the City Beachview park near Changsha, capital of Hunan province in central China. As the “central” in that last sentence implies, City Beachview is nowhere near a beach, nor is it really in the city. It does have a large artificial sand beach complete with a volleyball net, though. And waterslides.

I was there with my band to play at the Mango music festival, for which the park drained a large artificial wading pool to make room for a stage and an audience. This photo shows a few off-duty security guards lounging towards the back of the stage, near some metal machines which I assume generate waves when the pool is full.

Josh Feola
Josh Feola is a US-based writer and musician, and RADII's former Culture Editor. His coverage of Chinese music and art has appeared in The Wire, Dazed, MIT Technology Review, Artsy, Bandcamp Daily and more. He's been active in China's underground music scene since 2010 via his booking platform pangbianr.com, and is a former member of Beijing bands Chui Wan, SUBS, and Vagus Nerve.
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