“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.
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.
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
A passage leading to a courtyard entrance, 水井坊 Shuijingfang area, Chengdu
水井坊 Shuijingfang, condemned neighborhood, Chengdu, June 2009