Algae and Weeds, Chaoyang
Algae and Weeds, Chaoyang

BAHE CANAL

Algae and Weeds, Chaoyang

2009

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© Philip Jessup

Tiny marshes have sprung up all along the Bahe River where there is standing water, such as this stretch along the Xibahe South Road, Chaoyang District.

High-rise Apartments
High-rise Apartments

BAHE CANAL

High-rise Apartments

2009

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© Philip Jessup

Traditional neighborhoods known as hutongs filled with courtyard houses were demolished along the Bahe to make way for westernized high-rise apartments.

 

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Dam #1
Dam #1

BAHE CANAL

Dam #1

2009

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© Philip Jessup

Small dams along the Bahe manage stormwater and prevent flooding. This one is located adjacent to the Guangxi Homeland.

Dam #2
Dam #2

BAHE CANAL

Dam #2

2010

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© Philip Jessup

A Bahe Canal dam doubles as an office building in the Jiuxianqiao Residential District.

Dam #2 Panorama
Dam #2 Panorama

BAHE CANAL

Dam #2 Panorama

2010

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© Philip Jessup

A Bahe Canal dam doubles as an office building in the Jiuxianqiao Residential District.

Drought
Drought

BAHE CANAL

Drought

2010

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© Philip Jessup

A stress on Beijing's canals is frequent drought in mountains that feed water to the system, causing stagnant pools where disease carrying mosquitoes breed.

Expressway
Expressway

BAHE CANAL

Expressway

2009

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© Philip Jessup

Northeastern Beijing has grown so fast that the Bahe Canal is crisscrossed by many new streets and highways that do not yet appear on maps or satellite images.

Hutong
Hutong

BAHE CANAL

Hutong

2009

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© Philip Jessup

Many old hutongs that surround factory quarters stretch along the western reaches of the Bahe Canal.

Mouth of the Bahe
Mouth of the Bahe

BAHE CANAL

Mouth of the Bahe

2009

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© Philip Jessup

Hydro lines cross the mouth of the Bahe Canal where it enters the Wenyu River. Golf courses are on both banks and provide leisure for the middle class who live upstream.

Shopping Mall
Shopping Mall

BAHE CANAL

Shopping Mall

2009

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© Philip Jessup

Large retail stores dot the Bahe's river bank as developments have attracted middle class Chinese, diplomats, and foreign executives to new apartment complexes.

Underpass
Underpass

BAHE CANAL

Double Terminus

2009

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© Philip Jessup

The Airport Expressway terminates at the junction of the North 2nd Ring Road Moat and the terminus of the Bahe Canal. It is a popular fishing spot.

 

Weir
Weir

BAHE CANAL

Weir

2009

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© Philip Jessup

One of many weirs along the Bahe that help regulate the flow of water.

Willows
Willows

BAHE CANAL

Willows

2009

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© Philip Jessup

A section of the Bahe the Chaoyang District that has been rejuvenated with willow trees and walking paths, as seen from Qisheng South Road.

Willow Panorama
Willow Panorama

BAHE CANAL

Willows Panorama

2010

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© Philip Jessup

A section of the Bahe in the Chaoyang District that has been rejuvenated with willow trees and walking paths, as seen from Qisheng South Road.