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Photo of the day: Faded Honor

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All this week, Radii is posting a photo essay by Liu Qilin (aka Jady) entitled Lost Land of my Campus: “An area less traveled or known by others. Like a desert. A paradise.”

After quite a long time, finally I picked up my curiosity again to step into one of the mysterious areas of my campus(Beijing Normal University). Beside the gate there is a room with many beautiful fish, which I can see through the windows. Entering the gate, I found it was like an abandoned garden, where everything seemed to have frozen for a long time, except captive animals. Many items were put there, rusting or growing on their own.

A road sign saying Mu Duo Road has been discarded here along with a red flag. I happened to be wearing a t-shirt referencing Ge Yu Lu, an art student who had a street named after him after a hoax.

Mu Duo, a word that originally referred to an ancient instrument, and whose meaning later changed to represent instructors, is a symbol of Beijing Normal University.

Related:

There’s a Street in Beijing Named After a Random Art Student

Liu Qilin
    Jady Liu is a freelance writer in Beijing, and he’s involved with ARTEXB and The Shanghai Literary Review. He tends to artistically look at things at the intersection of media art, conceptual poetics and investigative journalism.