Friday, November 28, 2008

Tile House


This is the kind of bungalow once ubiquitous in the Jiangnan region, but they are not so commonly seen today in the major cities of southern China as a result of the modernization drive during which skycrapers, apartments and all kinds of multi-stored houses built.
This is actually a new bungalow in the xiaohe street, it's empty and serves as a tourist site.

3 comments:

Hilda said...

Sigh. I find it sad that you're losing these charming houses. Your decision to post this photo as a sepia is wonderfully evocative of an age that's disappearing. Beautiful.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i would never have believed that traditional housing could just die away...

Peter said...

I sincerely hope that you will not forget to save parts of the old China! This seems to be a step in the right direction!