hello again, here is the long overdue video tour of ross and my apartment. Again, we live on the 10th floor of a white building just a half block from the dongzhimen subway station on the northeast corner of the second ring road. it's a really nice walk in every direction. we're across the street from ginza mall which has a grocery store named Olé where we do most of our shopping. to the east is a whole bunch of hot pot restaurants leading to a hutong which is an old style neighborhood (basically what you think of when you think of china), many such hutongs are scattered across the city. they're made up of seemingly aimless ancient, meandering, narrow walkways with stone and plaster walls topped with those tiled, arched, eaved roofs sometimes lined with dragons and other figures. on the west and a little to the north there's a whole lot of shopping and the northernmost point of the embassy district. we're nearest the russian, german, canadian, and australian embassies. the american, french, and other embassies are nearby and just to the south. my neighborhood is always filled with pedestrains, and buses, and taxis. because of all the money and commerce in the area, it's well kept, clean, and tree lined and of course illuminated with hundreds and hundreds of red lit paper lanterns.
the green door is the front door. this is the living room, where we spend most of our time
this video starts with balcony number one, which we use as our studio and art stuff storage. the small purple area is where our washer is. then there's our funny bathroom, notice that we don't really have a bathtub, just a hand shower head.
the kitchen, complete with live-in chef
this video starts in the small hallway connecting every part of the house, then our bedroom and the second balcony which is where we keep our plants. we just bought a small green apple tree and that plant in the corner is a purple grape plant. and our view.