Sunday, 2 June 2013

Old & New

Two views of China, with the new thrusting skyscraper skyline that is becoming the norm and the old low-rise town that will soon be swept away. Both, in the right light, can look beautiful. 

The old town is Yangshuo in Guilin, about a thousand miles south of Shanghai.

In the middle of modern Shanghai however, you can still see and experience something of the old. Here, a woman cleans out her fish, leaving them to rot in the gutter outside her restaurant. Full of character, yet suddenly a Big Mac becomes much more appealing...

And not far from the 'fish restauraunt' is the very swish French Quarter. You could be in Paris.

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