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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. Tweet This Post


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. Tweet This Post


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 Tweet This Post


narrow view

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

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


street corner, old Chengdu

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

水井坊 Shuijingfang, condemned neighborhood, Chengdu, June 2009 Tweet This Post