Life in Remote Places

Anyone has any idea about where this place is?

Photograph by Wendy

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Pretty late-minute decision, for a long trip like this. But National Holiday Golden Week seems to approaches much faster than I expected, I mean flight tickets…

P.S. Today, the head of Shanghai government was sentenced to be guilty by the central government – a series of high-level politics stuff. Expected, and no surprise…

18 thoughts on “Life in Remote Places

  1. stephen

    Jian Shuo, you are in Sydney, good for you! Enjoy your holidays.

    The chief officer of Shanghai Government is only removed from his present positions pending for investigation, he is only condemned, not yet convicted.

  2. luigi

    hallo mr. wang

    that’s sydney, or not?

    time ago I found your blog looking for chinese town pictures because I put some or them in my blog, here.

    so, among tons of beautifull pictures and the rest, I read about your employments and the ebay one in particular.

    I’m selling my art paint on ebay and I wish to try china ebay too.

    the big problem is that to sell with ebay in one country it’s supposed to know the language of that country.

    but I should need only a little help to find out the category in wich to sell.

    may I ask you this help?

    if yes I’ll better explain my need.

    thanks since from now for your answer and, I hope, your help.

    bye

    luigi

  3. karp

    Sydney Opera House, Australia, built 1957 to 1973, a opera house, of tile-clad concrete ( in the first and 2nd photo ) and precast concrete, in a temperate, urban waterfront area, in Expressionist Modern style.

    33 years after completion the opera house is still attract tourist ( who doesn’t go there for the performance at all ). Is it worth all the difficultlity and cost ?

    Shanghai also have a beautiful opera house !

  4. SSC

    What does the Opera House attract tourist with, opera or the architecture? I am just curious how often a tourist enjoys opera in this construct.

  5. stephen

    I don’t think people come to Sydney for concert or opera, as matter of fact, they don’t have show everyday, but Sydney Opera House signifies the landmark of Sydney and Australian are proud of it.

    Just like Oriental Pearl of Shanghai, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco and Big Ban of London, these are the symbols of the cities they represent and are the ‘must see’ of every visitor.

  6. carsten

    Jianshuo, if you have time, can you try to open Wikipedia.com in Australia ?

    I guess it is banned in China.

    They must have put some bad words somewhere…

    It is a wealth of informations, maybe that’s why :-)

  7. stephen

    carsten, yes, wikipedia is blocked in China since last october due to failure to compromise on content filter with the Chinese authority.

    But I have good news for you, the authority is aggressively preparing baidupedia to replace wikipedia and I am sure you’ll find fun with that in due course.

  8. jerry

    carsten u can stikll access wikipedia or bbc or other using a simple IP cover, several in China bypass the screening using anonymizers or IP bypasses.

    cheers mate

  9. carsten

    Sahome is not available here. “Forbidden” and bla bla bla.

    Baidupedia is a chinese controlled search engine, so I refuse to use that for my searches. Then I only have 10 % of the choices on other search engines.

    Solopolo, it is not corruption that is the problem, but the “only big brother” is.

    Just a last story – today I couldn’t get into my workplace (a big one) because some “CCP black car asshole” should arrive 2 hours later, so everything stopped. The chinese are SO afraid of those !!!

    I waited for 20 minutes…

    Hahaha, I’m foreigner you know, so then I said to the guards that I had to attend a meeting with “the big guy that will come today”, and swoooshh – I got in as fast

    as a hare can run. Ohh, those assholes in black cars :-(

    I’ll stop commenting on this blog, lame friends.

    It has been fun. So long to you, Jianshuo !

  10. solopolo

    >>>>Solopolo, it is not corruption that is the problem, but the “only big brother” is.

    >>>Expected, and no surprise…

    This is exactly the kind of attitude that allows big brother to prevail!

  11. Carroll

    Ohhh, have a GREAT vacation trip, Jian Shuo. That’s a wonderful country to visit. If you like fish, be sure to try some Barramundi. Yummm! :-)

  12. sssean

    Yea, the Opera hall, Sydney. It was designed by Jorn Utzon, one of my favorite architects.

    By the way, Brother Jianshuo, i still remember clearly that u came to my class to tell us how can be a good student having a successful college career TEN YEARS ago! but unforturnately at that time i kept interests to listen of your high-school mate Chu Xiangfeng. So I became an architect, not a software engineer.

    That is life. Glad to see u in internet. bye!

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