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summer in Chengdu 7

better days In a 2009 photo, a shopkeeper in the 水井坊 Shuijingfang area of Chengdu closes her eyes, maybe remembering other times.  The shop, along with about 90% of the ancient neighborhood, is now gone.

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old street view

Published on March 24, 2011, by in Old Chengdu.

narrow lane of old houses, near 文殊坊 Wenshufang, Chengdu

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quiet corner

Published on February 21, 2011, by in Old Chengdu.

金沙庵大殿 Jinsha Nunnery, Chengdu, just before New Year

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broken pieces

Published on January 31, 2011, by in Old Chengdu.

“8-6-1-3-13-11;” like numbered pieces of a puzzle, these weathered boards were used to close off the entrance to a storefront after hours.  I’m re-publishing some of my older photos to pay tribute to the now-vanished Shuijingfang neighborhood of Chengdu.  I’ll try to make it back there soon for some post-mortem photos of the rubble.

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lost corner

Published on January 24, 2011, by in Old Chengdu.

A corner in the 水井坊 Shuijingfang area, now destroyed. This photo was taken about two years ago; the last time I visited the area, the ancient neighborhood had been flattened.