this is wudaokou. i spend a lot of time here. i think that when i return to the states, and think of beijing, i will think of this area first. this place is my second home.
best viewed large, by the way. actually, if you feel like waiting, i'd suggest the original, even though it's a bit grainy. you can get a pretty good look onto the street, read street signs, etc. there are actually a lot of people in this photo, which isn't evident from this size.