Saturday, January 24, 2015


My photographer friend L took this picture today at the newly built Tang dynasty 知也禅寺 Zhiye Chan Temple in Songjiang, west of Shanghai. The young folks are my undergrad friend and his girlfriend. Nice shot!

Here are a few of my photos. Guangfulin is a big area with 5000 years of historical artifacts. We were in the "Relic Park," which is just about ready to open as a kind of theme park of Chinese culture, and will offer a Ming-style island along with its Tang temple, old halls of various kinds, commemorative carvings, futuristic museums... Some of its new halls are designed to look like they're submerged, but I was particularly charmed by public lavatories designed to look like a ruined bridge.

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