Dalian doesn’t have a huge amount of beggars but I often see this man at Heishijiao.This was taken from back stage at the Dalian music festival. Huge efforts have been made by locals to improve the Dalian music scene; the Dalian music festival and the opening of a live music venue called Hertz Bar has made live music more accessible. Two notable local bands playing at the festival were Spiral Cow shown here and Doc Talk Shock. This was taken during the same festival. As a foreigner it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with events that are happening in Dalian—I found out about the music festival by word of mouth, but I didn’t find out about the recent protests against the PX chemical factory until after it was over. To see more from Dan's lens, check out his Flickr Photostream here.