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Qibao, Inside the Time Capsule

unbreakable friendships~ Qibao
unbreakable friendships
Time's indellible stamp~ Qibao
time’s indelible stamp
stolen sketches of a lost theater~ Qibao
stolen sketches of a lost theater
breaking ground~ Qibao
breaking ground
If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you~ Qibao
if I wanted your opinion I’d give it to you
softening the hard reality~ Qibao
softening the hard reality
who said Triad~ Qibao
who said Triad?
a controlled sea of humanity~ Qibao
a controlled sea of humanity

Hidden inside the massively dense Shanghai Metropolis is a quaint, albeit crowded small world of tradition. Bridges over water, narrow old streets, a wide variety of delicious street food and a beautiful old tea house.

In the tea house, mostly old men gather to drink tea and watch story telling theaters on a stage that echoes with ancient times.

Each time I go back there, I find the same people, doing the same things, as though they are caught in a time capsule and every day must be relived as it was the day before.

Nearby are the green lanes, where door after door girls and women offer their services for a price. Tickets to their worlds are sold on the main street of the old village.

Heartbreaking, surreal and intoxicating is Qibao.

By ~mimo~

Photographer, Art searcher, Motion Designer, traveler.

11 replies on “Qibao, Inside the Time Capsule”

Moving. Some realities are so bitter that they push a restart button inside of us and we find ourselves standing in the desert of uncertainty without any clue – what’s right – what’s wrong

I loved going to Qibao when I lived in Shanghai. Such a great village atmosphere, and not as far from Shanghai as Zhujiajiao.

Nanxiang was quite nice also πŸ™‚ The small villages that remain around Shanghai and the modernity of Shanghai’s downtown district make this city a joy to inhabit.

Well, well, seems i was th first to like your post. πŸ™‚ The privilege of time difference.
Thank you Mimo, for yet another travel in space and time.
Hope all is well with you.
Brian

Reasonable. (Though at that hour I normally cling to my pillow) So you are 13 hours ahead. Vendredi already. Have a great Friday and a lovely week-end with your family. πŸ™‚
(PS. I still find those – very pleasant -exchanges in real time, from Shanghai to Mexico and back, totally “Star Trek”) πŸ˜‰

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