Apple Posts Video of Chinese Mural Being Painted for Upcoming Hangzhou Store [Watch]

Apple Posts Video of Chinese Mural Being Painted for Upcoming Hangzhou Store [Watch]

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Apple has posted a video of famous calligrapher Wang Dongling creating a mural for the front of the upcoming Hangzhou Store in China.

The mural features a poem by Chinese poet Su Shi of the Song Dynasty, according to reddit member studyro. It's difficult to translate to English while preserving its charm; however, translator Lin Yutan offers the following translation:

The light of water sparkles on a sunny day,
and misty mountains lend excitement to the rain.
I like to compare the west lake to "Miss West".
Pretty in a gay dress,and pretty in simple again.


The poem was likely selected as it refers to West Lake, a freshwater lake in Hangzhou that has influenced poets and painters throughout China's history.

Take a look at the video below...

[via BI]




Apple Posts Video of Chinese Mural Being Painted for Upcoming Hangzhou Store [Watch]
ShadowOne - January 21, 2015 at 6:56pm
Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. This is a visual mess. What's the point when no one knows what you're trying to write?
Nat - January 21, 2015 at 9:06pm
there is an app to translate the subtitles, it was in the last iPhone 5s ad.
Al0963 - January 21, 2015 at 7:54am
What?
Ren - January 20, 2015 at 11:21pm
Translation pleas, subtitles don't help.
Wasabi - January 20, 2015 at 10:12pm
Love the poet's name.
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