Not seeing a modern purpose for the Great Wall in the 1950s, Mao Zedong encouraged its destruction, asking rural farmers to pick it apart and use its earth for practical purposes. Mostly constructed between 1368-1644, China’s wall now sits as an example of how primitive people tried to keep others out. Granted, those others were very early nomadic groups from the Eurasian Steppe who were executing raids on Chinese, but...
Beijing, China’s epicenter for everything hip and artsy, is really just full of squares. ◼️
Is there a job out there for an Asia-based architecture photographer? There obviously must be, right? 🌃 It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a shot and immediately posted it to the internet. But this building, which is still perched just off my left shoulder as I write this, deserves the immediacy. I popped by Shanghai in 2016 and somehow missed this 1980s crystal-like gem. As @wesbruer put it, it’s as if a thousand ice cubes have been stacked atop each other and are now glowing.
Why was the world so absolutely glued to this summer’s cave rescue in Thailand? 🎥👬📺 Went to the Land of Smiles last month and made a little doc on our infatuation with the cave, the boys and the rather insane rescue. ✨ Link in bio.