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The story of ink stone started in 2012 when we were searching for stone craftsmanship in China. China has a long tradition of using stone in various elements of the building so we are hoping to find an inspirational artist who is passionate and know their craft well.

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Over three years in Shanghai, I have been collecting many ideas about shooting locations around the city. If I want somewhere that represent Shanghai, the obvious location would be along the Huangpu river with skyline of Pudong in it – after all the government decided to spend billion of Yuan turning the farmland across the river from historical bund into special economic zone full of clusters of skyscrapers as a form to say ‘Hey, look at this, here is the modern Shanghai’.

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Shanghai Night Skyline

Shanghai Night Skyline

This kind of shot architect/rendering company like to use as a CGI rendering to show the dual effects between the close up of the building and the skyline of the city. Supposedly showing how tenant can enjoy stunning view of the city from their own living room while the architect try to create the connection of his/her work to the urban context while still can show the hint of detail.

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If there is any city you should visit while in China, Suzhou is probably one of those ranked at the very top. It is famous for silk, canals and gardens. Yes, garden which the design principle greatly influence the Japanese which later has developed into Zen Garden.

 

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A walk around Shanghai Dongtai road antique market and Wanshang Huaniao Market.

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Huangshan or Yellow Mountain is in Anhui province, China. In terms of height is not the tallest mountain in China, but it has a high cultural significant to the ancient Chinese art and literature.  When seeing this mountain in the fog, you can understand how it inspired and change the style of Chinese painting.

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Photos from our trip to Hangzhou, West lake (西湖) and Longjing tea village. It was really foggy while we went but it gave that glowy morning misty look to the photos. Hangzhou was way too developed on most part but there are reminiscences of what Marco Polo called The City of Heaven. West lake is a beautiful place but when it is crowded with tourists, you no longer see its beauty. On the second day, we decided to go to Longjing Village which was the best decision as the landscape was stunning. next to the village, there is a path called 9 Creeks and 18 Gullies (九溪十八涧) which is an ancient stone paved road meandering through the forest and tea crops occasionally crosses with the stream that snake its way along the valley. This place is probably one of the nicest place we have been in China and remind me a lot of country side in the UK.

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Over the Christmas, we decided to do a bit of travelling. One of the places that we waned to go for a long time is the watertown. Watertown is like Venice of China where a series of canal crisscrossing and serving villages in the ancient time before road, plumbing and modern sanitation arrived (which I’m sure wasn’t long ago for this remote location).

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