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Rockbund Museum Shanghai RAS 01

The former Royal Asiatic Society building

Far from the maddening crowds on the Bund, the Rockbund Art Museum on Huqiu Lu (虎丘路) is a favored destination that singularly embodies the East meets West history, design and architecture of…

ZhapuLu Wooden Home 01

The simplicity in patterned wood

I’ve always liked the predictability and soothing effect of uncomplicated patterns. This was one reason why I found myself standing in front of a discreet entrance off the…

Shikumen 01

The diversity of design in shikumen headers

What makes a shikumen (石库门) header an architectural tapestry so emblematic of Shanghai? The grey stone pediment, shaped in a triangle or semi-circle, contains designs that range from the…

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What I am reading this week

- Suspicion can make an environment hostile to a camera, as American National Public Radio (NPR) photographer David Gilkey discovered on his 16 day Trans-Siberian journey. Sometimes, we compromise…

What I am reading this week

- David Campbell, who teaches International Multimedia Journalism as part of the Beijing Foreign Studies/ Bolton University joint MA program, had environmental activist photographer Lu Guang as his…

What I am reading this week

The first reading list of 2012! Enjoy. – Invisible Photographer Asia has put together their top 10 most popular photo essays  ranging from Thailand’s lady boys, post-Tsunami Japan, religion in…

What I am reading this week

I hope this week’s longer list of links will be interesting holiday reading as we near Christmas. I’ll squeeze in one more post before I head off to Vietnam for…

What I am reading this week

- For the 3rd year in a row, the Shanghai Flickr Meetup team conducted Help Portrat Shanghai as part of a global movement which began as a way for…

Light and Fury in the Night

Standing on the roof under the darkened sky, I felt the wind knife through me, chilling me right to the core. At that moment, the lunar eclipse was…