Saturday, 11 October 2008

The Old and the New

Shaoxing is a modern city. In the city square is an old temple. Beside the temple and below is a huge supermarket. In the square is a huge water feature built around the map of Shaoxing showing its canals.
As well in a glassed in building is a full scale model of the city of Shaoxing. Extra ordinary.
Beside the city square is the Shaoxing Opera House. Modelled on the Sydney Opera House.
There are wonderful gardens in the city square - lots of "garden rooms" so people can sit quietly and reflect whiles just meters away the crazy traffic of this Chinese city fights its way along the main road. Such contrasts. Old and New. Peace and Turmoil.

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