According to a popular saying, Shanghai not only never sleeps but is also the cultural sea into which all rivers run.
Keizoku wa chikara nari.
(Continuance is power.)
“Do you know why dust doesn’t stick to our black Madonna di Oropa?”
“...the imagination is unleashed by constraints. You break out of the box by stepping into shackles.”
― Jonah Lehrer, Imagine: How Creativity Works
How plugging into the flow of the island, from the traffic jams to the waves, teaches to let go and just roll with the changing tides.
"Life in the Middle East is quite different from other places."
– Zaha Hadid
Remains of a glorious past and Russian elegance in the midst of the Great Eurasian Steppe.
Southern Kazakhstan. Central Asia. Coordinates 43°21’1.16”N 79°4’49.28”E.
Entering Charyn Canyon. Iftaḥ yā simsim.
New country. New city. Touchdown Almaty.