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traditional building

Published on September 15, 2016, by in Architecture, China.

a crumbling traditional house sits surrounding by weeds in rural Zhongshan, Guangdong province Tweet This Post

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what remains

Published on July 12, 2016, by in Architecture.

A house in the midst of destruction, Zeyrek district, Istanbul Tweet This Post

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Basilique Saint-Denis

In Saint-Denis just north of Paris, the Basilique Saint-Denis was where the Gothic style was born, and where the French monarchs were interred. Tweet This Post

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木渎镇 Mudu ancient town, Suzhou

canal view   Mudu is an ancient water town on the outskirts of Suzhou, accessible at the very western end of the Metro line. It’s a nice afternoon’s outing, but can’t really compete with the other water towns in the area as a tourist destination. It does, however, have a suberb little museum with metalwork, ceramics, porcelain, and everyday items dating as far back as the Han Dynasty. A very enthusiastic museum guide showed me the entire collection, even though I only understood about 10% of what he said in Chinese.   old house entrance     old door with cactus growing above   Tweet This Post

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looking up

Published on April 30, 2015, by in Architecture, Shanghai.

a view up into the dizzying heights of a Shanghai skyscraper Tweet This Post