a transplanted life in China 


Hong Kong, Saturday view

Published on December 11, 2016, by in China.


Vintage survivor, Queens Road Central, Hong Kong


Mido Cafe

Published on November 9, 2016, by in China.


Mido Cafe, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

I haven’t eaten there yet, but this restaurant has been in the same location since the 1950s, and is one of the rare survivors of old Hong Kong. It’s popular for its “retro” atmosphere.



Interior of a house, Kaiping, Guangdong

Published on October 29, 2016, by in China.


I made a visit with some students to look at the famous diaolou houses, or “watchtower” dwellings, in Kaiping, Guangdong. The houses were built in the first decades of the 20th century, in a melange of Chinese and western styles, by overseas Chinese returning to their home country. This is a dimly-lit room off of an entrance hall.


street view in Hong Kong

Published on October 12, 2016, by in China, Hong Kong.


a man checks his cell phone waiting to cross a street in Yao Ma Tei, Hong Kong


Montmartre street view, Paris

Published on October 6, 2016, by in France, Paris.


Café Le Refuge, Lamarck-Caulaincourt, Montmartre district, Paris, 2015