Wow, has it really been a couple months?? That’s no good, I’ll be working on that.
Been busy, been sick… let’s just say it’s been hectic.
Here are some quick shots I went out to capture last week when I saw the sky was going to be a good one… all these were taken no more than a 5min walk from my new apartment. The pictured movie theater was opened several months ago, it’s a nice faux-art-deco structure actually.
Anyway, that’s all I have to say about that.
Well, here they are. Night #5 of Chinese New Year in Shanghai… once again putting my life in danger… and in the aftermath both camera & photography covered in ash. All completely worth it.
Keep in mind it wasn’t foggy at all that night… those are all clouds from the firework explosions going on in every direction. It’s mayhem at it’s finest and most beautiful.
CLICK HERE to see the post from last year: CNY – Year of the Tiger (2010)
These are images I took just over a month ago from around my neighborhood, Xujiahui. When I moved here, this site was just a normal block filled with shops and traditional Chinese houses (my complex is right across the street), which was then reduced to this construction site 2 months later, and is now subsequently, a massive parking lot. So goes the large-scale urbanization of China.
My somewhat short walk took me from Tianping Road & Guangyuan Road, across Huashan, up Gongcheng, and back down Hongqiao to the XJH intersection (by the way, in case I haven’t mentioned it before, all the streets in Shanghai (well, most of them) are named after the cities and towns of China).