Posts from category 'Elsewhere in Asia'
Alright, let’s avoid the traditionnal cliché of tradition vs modernity, for the “Old Street” (foreground) is everything but old. I would rather say that this picture illustrates two faces of China: the one we know now (old houses) and the one we have to get used to (the big skyscrapers.. here the Jin Mao tower […]
On the other side of the Pearl River Delta, 40 minutes boat away from Hong Kong, is Macau, the well-known former Portuguese settlement retrocessed in 1999, two years after Hong Kong, and still benefiting from a high degree of autonomy (”One country, two systems”). Apart from casinos, tourists can admire the ruins of St Paul’s […]
This week, “Elsewhere in Asia” will show you the Great Wall! The picture above was taken from Badaling, one of the most visited sections of the Great Wall. As can be seen on this picture, the slope is rather steep and sometimes quite slippery. When crowded, I do believe that if one people falls down […]
Elsewhere in Asia.. is Shanghai, China’s booming city (over 20 million inhabitants). This picture is an original shot (as always on the Hong Kong blog) taken from the The Bund and looking towards the East and the booming Pudong territory where skyscrapers are growing at an extremely fast rate. A few years ago, only the […]« go back