construction

Shanghai scrapers

Shanghai’s scrapers

The other day, a woman fell out of the sky and missed me by an inch. You think I’m making this up? I was hurriedly striding along the…

Portraits of Strangers #1

In thy face I see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty.       – William Shakespeare, King Henry VI There’s no art   To find the mind’s construction…

Working mid air

Work’s Momentum

In their hands, these workers carried bricks that once made up houses that are now no more, in neighborhoods that the next generation will have no idea once existed….

How do you view China man bicycle cig

How do you view China?

If I were a romantic, I’d paint a picture of China’s social and economic contrasts. A stalwart  worker poised on his bicycle, a mode of transportation that once…

Worn sole, worn soul

Apparently, in shoe factories in China, it takes two hundred pairs of hands to make a running shoe. Cutters stamp sheets of fabric to form soles, stitchers then…