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Five Long Exposures Inside Shanghai’s Bund Tourist Tunnel

And a hideously tacky Tourist Tunnel it is. But it makes for some great photo opportunities during the course of its five-minute journey. Everything about the tunnel, which connects The Bund and Puxi to the Pudong Financial District beneath the Huangpu River, is so comically over the top and kitschy that it's sublimely good. Well, almost.…
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Piran Café in 2010

That's a boiled dog prepped and ready for sale in a small market in Nanning, China. Apparently, it offended western sensibilities enough to make a related post the most visited on this blog in 2010. Team WordPress sent out a Your 2010 year in blogging report on New Year's Day, complete with a Blog-Health-o-Meter attached. I hardly agree with their…
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Twenty Minutes in a Pair of Nanning Markets

These are a few shots from quick stops at two street markets in Nanning last Thursday. Our tour guides/chaperones/handlers, assigned to us by the foreign ministry's provincial office, didn't want to stop here, but we were fairly insistent, so they gave in. The pic at the top shows a freshly-boiled dog. So is the one below, which looks more like a…
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Shanghai notebook – Barbarossa Restaurant and Lounge

I had just over 48 hours to roam about Shanghai and came here twice. Serenely nestled on a pond (as in, the middle of the pond) in People's Park, it's a restaurant (primarily) on the ground floor, and a North African/Moroccan style lounge on the second. There's a small but cozy terrace on the second level as well with fabulous views of the park…
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MOCA-Shanghai

A few quick shots of Shanghai's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a very nice, if somewhat small, space on the edge of the city's sprawling People's Park.…
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