China’s Alexandria

I can’t really give a first impression of Shanghai. Not because of things mentioned in the previous post, but because of the fact that many ambivalent and wildly contrasting emotions hit me when I finally ventured into this urban maze housing over 25 million souls. I can’t really make too much sense of what befell…

Ephemeral drift

The heat of the East’s summer only hit me after I left the demographic digestive system underneath Shanghai’s surface. The metro tunnels have banned the undifferentiating darkness in favour of the light of digital advertisements, which remain fixed at the same speed as the train itself. A gimmick that did impress me and is clearly…