Beyond just a face-lift, Beijing has undergone radical surgery, especially poor neighborhoods which have been effectively or even literally walled off. The NYT ran a classic piece about a week-and-a-half ago titled "Before Guests Arrive, Beijing Hides Some Messes." Check out the article and the slide show.
Photographer Rian Dundon plays on the theme of appearance and the all-critical backdrop with this street-level parkland fantasy.
Rian Dundon website.
(image: © Rian Dundon. 2007)