The View From…

The most recent edition of The Economist has, as its cover, the view from Beijing:

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Which reminded of me the famous New Yorker‘s view from 9th avenue:

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In the Beijinger map, you can clearly make out the Birdnest Stadium, the Imperial Palace, Beihai and Houhai (where Zhonghai and Nanhai should be), Tiananmen Square, Mao’s mauseleum, the Temple of Heaven, the Beijing Railway station and and its track to the south-east. More detail is available from Strange Maps.