tron style: shanghai by taxi

The cab drivers here have serious kung fu. Otherwise navigating the streets and highways without killing at least one person but likely several hundred would be impossible. The weaving, darting, ignoring lanes, ignoring signals, constant honking (note to Shanghai: if everybody is honking simultaneously, it effectively means that no horn actually matters) admittedly take some ...

home is never too far away

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 in architecture, buildings, shanghai, urbanism | One Comment

I went to a party a couple nights ago at Maria and Olivier’s apartment near People’s Square. Maria is a friend of Paul’s from school. Olivier is her boyfriend. Maria is Bulgarian. Olivier is French…so French that they have a cat named Napoleon. They also seem to be a hub of international activity. People from ...