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Photo of the day: Steady Growth

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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.

Animals there are possibly suffering captive depression. They don’t move a lot and always show you a vacant stare. They seldom interact with each other, which is quite like the interpersonal relationships of modern society. Is their life as a form of decoration, being used and deserted, just like the plants that used to be beautifiers?

Liu Qilin
    Liu Qilin (Jady) is an undergraduate student at Beijing Normal University, who wanders, writes and shoots. He is the founder of the Beijing Hutong Team, a loose collective of artists and creatives united in a desire to document Beijing’s inner-city hutong alleyways.