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the blue door

Published on December 27, 2010, by in Chengdu.

Shuijingfang 水井坊, Chengdu, 2009

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temple street

金沙庵大殿 Jinsha Nunnery, Chengdu

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light/dark

Published on December 20, 2010, by in Chengdu.

Sichuan University, 2010

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broken

Local workers stare through layers of history:  a new residential tower, the restored Dacisi monastery, the rubble of a demolished ancient neighborhood, and a broken wall. See more photos of the Dacisi Monastery area here.

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snowy morning

Published on December 16, 2010, by in Chengdu.

It doesn’t snow often in Chengdu – the last time was in early 2008 during Spring Festival - but there was a light fall of tiny, swirling flakes as I left class yesterday afternoon, after the temperature had dipped to zero centigrade.  This morning the palms were frosted with white, as if the campus had magically turned into a fairy land overnight.  The cold here is damp and dreary, and it chills to the bone.