Drop: Benches of Tian An Men

A collection of 10 photos by photographer Gilles Sabrié.

During the hot summer nights, along the Avenue of the Eternal Peace that leads to the political heart of China, Tian An Men square, the benches become a temporary home to dozens of people. Tourists waiting for the flag raising ceremony, migrants on their first night in Beijing, homeless, peddlers waiting for the first tourists. They often take off their shoes, leaving them at the front of the bench, just like in a Chinese home, marking the temporary ownership of the bench. Couples share the narrow space, allowing them a public intimacy otherwise frowned upon. They sleep, with their few belongings positioned close to the bench, feeling safe in the most tightly monitored place in China.
Benches of Tian An Men
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