Archinect - transit 2014-11-22T23:42:46-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/23404915/shanghai-to-osaka-by-boat Shanghai to Osaka by boat Benms 2011-10-10T10:52:10-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> Firstly I should probably clarify that this is not really a travel blog, merely that many interesting subjects have come up in the course of my travels. I was lucky enough to make a journey earlier this year, post Fukishima, by boat from Shanghai to Osaka. I have been to Shanghai a number of times, and I was looking forward to leaving by boat to see a very different side of Shanghai, leaving first along the Huangpu river, and then into the Yangtze briefly before heading off to Japan via Fukuoka and then up the Inland sea to Osaka.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7gw8210rtu1wazn0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> There has been much written about the rampant pace of change in China, and in fact preceding that in Japan. What amazed me as I left Shanghai was the scale of the dockyards and the shipping.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwc70j6kar9q8goy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> It was hardly surprising really given the scale of China's industry, although in the centre of Shanghai I had often seen much smaller boats so overloaded they looked very close to sinking.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/ydx3cxpwe8aorflc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> As we got to the edges of Shanghai there were massive dockyards...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/23068496/hello-world Hello World Benms 2011-10-07T12:50:32-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> Very soon, I will start posting all manner of inspiring and stimulating things here- but for now and just to say hello, here is a shot taken a while ago on 3200 speed film on an old school camera of the moment of a plane landing in NY. A paused moment touching down from air to land, the friction, the transfer, the noise and the incredible beauty of the return to earth.</p>