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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.


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.


a summer memory

Published on January 19, 2011, by in India, Travel.

Now that winter is chilling me to the bone and the big snowflakes are swirlng outside my window, I think of the hot summer days not so long ago when I was sweating my way through India.   resting goat, ghat steps, Varanasi, India, August 2010


narrow view

Published on January 13, 2011, by in Old Chengdu.

A passage leading to a courtyard entrance, 水井坊 Shuijingfang area, Chengdu


street corner, old Chengdu

Published on January 10, 2011, by in Old Chengdu.

水井坊 Shuijingfang, condemned neighborhood, Chengdu, June 2009