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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


what remains

Published on July 12, 2016, by in Architecture.

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


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


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


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