The Water Trilogy

Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou….the picture-perfect water towns intrinsically tied to the Aqua around them shaping the interactions of their inhabitants with their geographical and historical landscapes. The three towns retain their personal identity fueled by a modern and industrialized persona. Shanghai, rain spattered and mysterious on that typhoonisque afternoon of September 2014 was out of step from … Continue reading The Water Trilogy

Road Trip in Southeast China…www.tripatini.com

My visits to Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Sanya, cities on the tourist map of China, by air and train were journeys to view the impassive facades of city life. Sanya, touted as the Hawaii of the East, is the winter holiday destination for cold East Europe and Mainland China. The Expressway route to Taizhou, Ningbo and Cixi, … Continue reading Road Trip in Southeast China…www.tripatini.com

Shanghai –36 hours

  August 2009 - *7.30 a.m. Shanghai railway station and the city waking up to early morning sounds and rituals. We arrived from Beijing on the second part of our journey and stifling a yawn and sidestepping persistent cab drivers, stepped out of the station. An unimpressive surroundings and while waiting outside for friend, who had … Continue reading Shanghai –36 hours