I lived in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, from 2006 to 2014, teaching English at two universities there. I arrived as the city was demolishing the last of its ancient neighborhoods in its rush to “progress;” to waste so much valuable architectural and cultural heritage seemed criminal. I wandered the city and documented what remained with my camera. Learn more about the transformation of one historic area here:
Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, near the Panthéon. It contains the shrine of St. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris.
The Calanques are deep inlets along the Mediterranean coast from Marseille to Cassis. This is a view from the tour boat my final day in Marseille.