Shanghai 上海

Shang Hai literally means “above the sea” and gave the name of this city. Shanghai is now the biggest city in the world with an astounding 24M inhabitants. Yet the city feels surprisingly spacious, modern and a nice place to live in. I probably was lucky to get a clear sky, I must say pollution…

Suzhou 苏州

Next stop in my Shanghai area trip after Hangzhou (see previous article), Suzhou. Suzhou also has a very ancient history dating back to 500 BC, it is sometimes known as the “Venice of the East”. God knows how many Venice there are in the world but basically every town with waterways is the Venice of something.…

Hangzhou 杭州

The West Lake The heart of Hangzhou is its lake: the city is organised around it and it’s the traveler’s high point, which is well deserved:         Around the lake is a relaxed lifestyle: Water Calligraphy (Did he want to highlight the impermanence of things and life ?), Tai Chi, Cycling, Boating,…

After the Rain

    The time after the rain is always a moment of grace for photographers, the air acquires an incredible clarity. Added to that in this season in Hong Kong with all the clouds at ground level it makes for incredible colors and landscapes! 

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is a particular moment in Hong Kong and in Asia in general, one of the only times in the year where shops close, where businesses slow down. In China, Chinese New Year is 3.6bn travels of people traveling back home to be with their family. In Hong Kong these few days are the…