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I was in Shanghai visiting my brother and sister-in-law last Summer and I stayed with them in a delightful (but very badly restored) traditional courtyard property. Each time I go to Shanghai, I am amazed and disillusioned in equal part … Continue reading
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The second part of my 2-part post, and the 4th in the Art & the City series, takes me back to Suzhou, China – known traditionally throughout Chinese history as the city of culture and the literati. The Suzhou Museum … Continue reading
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As the saying goes:上有天堂，下有苏杭 - Suzhou and Hangzhou are Heaven on Earth. I had been wanting to visit Suzhou for years, after my first attempt to do so 5 years ago was scuppered by a very bad cold. Hangzhou had lived … Continue reading
Tagged China, Cities, 碧螺春, 苏州, 苏州博物馆, 藕园, Heaven on Earth, Pingjiang St, Suzhou, Travel, Water, 梦游
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“Victims of globalization” was what a friend / interviewee of mine in Dubai joking-seriously called himself and other latter-day nomads when I interviewed him for a recent research project. I told him I’m not so sure I agreed completely. I … Continue reading