Tag Archives: Suzhou

Music and Memory, or Soundtracks to Specific Moments in Our Lives

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Today I got to thinking about how music, place and memory are so closely intertwined, and how our memories of  places are often triggered by a song that we happened to be listening to at the time. Throughout my two-ish … Continue reading

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Dream Of A City 2011… Summer (夏)

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This is the second part of my Best of 2011 – a dash at break-neck speed through New York, Boston, Provincetown, London, Berlin, Singapore, Shanghai, Suzhou…. in search of some deeper purpose to life. My journey ended at an ancient … Continue reading

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Art and the City – Suzhou Museum 苏州博物馆

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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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茶之忧,人之欢 The Simple Pleasures of Drinking Tea

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OK, maybe it’s ‘cos I’m Chinese (by descent). But I can’t get through the day without a few cups of tea. Not just any tea, mind you. Chinese tea. From China. I’m less likely to have other varieties as they … Continue reading

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梦游苏州 Dreaming of Suzhou

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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

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