New Beijing tourist attraction?

Look, up in the sky!

A Chinese poet has built a spherical nest and mounted it on a 10 foot poll in a Beijing’s business district. He plans to live in the nest for a month.

Yefu took only a few necessary things with him, including a cup, a mobile phone, and bedding. Except for perhaps meeting some unsolvable problems, the poet will not leave the 4-square-meter space for the whole month. However, he will report his condition to the organizers by cell phone messages three times a day. The organizers will prepare dinners for him. Yefu hopes the nest life experience could help him write a new book.

I can think of more comfortable ways to find inspiration, but if this is what he needs to write poetry, more power to him.

The Discussion: 11 Comments

I assume they have made arrangement of how to take care of his excrements, too?!

April 27, 2005 @ 1:13 pm | Comment

I sure hope so…

April 27, 2005 @ 1:21 pm | Comment

back jokes about bird droppings occur to me, but I am going to resist.

April 27, 2005 @ 1:26 pm | Comment

I think that’s explained in the sentence, “Except for perhaps meeting some unsolvable problems…”

April 27, 2005 @ 3:34 pm | Comment

Inspirations can be found everywhere in your daily life, check out the photoblog above, you won’t disappointed.
by the way, pbase is a blocked word?

April 27, 2005 @ 5:40 pm | Comment

Pbase? If it was blocked, you couldn’t use it in your comment.

April 27, 2005 @ 5:42 pm | Comment

don’t know why, the link wasn’t allowed until I changed pbase into p/b/a/s/e

April 27, 2005 @ 6:17 pm | Comment

Ha … just a month! If he really wants to become an attraction, then he should spend his whole life up there. Then, more than a thousand years later, he’ll still be remembered. This guy aint got nothing on St Simeon Stylites.

April 27, 2005 @ 11:17 pm | Comment

Exactly, Filthy Stinking No. 9. And besides he’s got to leave the nest to take care of his nature-calls, so that does not qualify as: “will not leave the 4-square-meter space for the whole month.”

April 28, 2005 @ 12:37 am | Comment

Spectators of David Blaine’s similar stunt threw eggs and paint balls at him as he sat suspended near the Tower Bridge in London. He stayed in his bubble for 44 days without any food, so there wasn’t any issue over transporting his defecation.

April 28, 2005 @ 3:42 pm | Comment

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