Shanghai Sketches
Hongkou Zhabei Walk

Hongkou Zhabei Walk

This past October during China’s “golden week”, the mandated national holiday that annually floods every tourist site several times over capacity and brings transit arteries to a crashing halt, my family and I did what we usually do, stay close to home and enjoy the quiet. When we want to go out, we look for...
Sichuan Bei Lu Jiedao

Sichuan Bei Lu Jiedao

On this particular trip, I made a short walk around a neighborhood in Hongkou District (虹口区) while out on an errand. The route goes from Ha'erbin Lu through Hailun Lu and Siping Lu returning to the metro Hailun Road Station. The area appears to be in Sichuan Bei Lu Jiedao (四川北路街道), along the border with...
Tianzifang

Tianzifang

Beijing has its hutongs (胡同), but in Shanghai shikumen (石库门) is the iconic and often over-romanticized endangered historic architectural species of note. Street photographers like Sue Ann Tay capture the decay and ultimate loss of many of these places, as development in Shanghai moves ahead at breakneck speed, pushing aside more and more of what...
Shanghai Metro Zhongshan Park Station

Shanghai Metro Zhongshan Park Station

On the China leg of a recent trip to Asia, visiting family and downtime were the orders of the day. A hop over to Tokyo for several days of running around photographing and filming some of the world’s best transit oriented development was my main course in terms of Third Place Media portfolio work, but...