old door

Shanghai’s old houses

29 October 2014

The authentic old houses create a more beautiful China for me than the monstrosities of modernism.

Shanghai Lilongs

Demolished Lilongs

12 September 2014

All these old, picturesque buildings and streets have to make way for new buildings. People have their kitchens in the alleyways.

terracotta warriors and horses

Qin’s terracotta warriors and horses

18 February 2013

One of the things you must have seen. Immense, huge and megalomaniacal… It is the army of emperor Qin Shi Huang to protect him in the afterlife. The army was created around 300 BC. Some farmers accidentally discovered the army in 1974 when they tried to dig a water well.

Xi'an Bell Tower

Xi’an – 西安

14 February 2013

The city Xi’an is the capital of the Shaanxi province in the People’s Republic of China. With more than 3000 years of history, it is one of the oldest cities in China. It is the home of the Emperor Qin’s terracotta army and the eastern terminus of the Silk Road.

Did they try to create a secret weapon?

Project Riese

10 November 2012

Project Riese is a gigantic underground cave system in the Owl Mountains. After the defeat of the Nazis most of the documents concerning the project were lost, the German civilians in the area moved as the land was claimed by Poland and Poles moved in, thus leaving the unfinished project sites subjective to rumours. Rumours of secret Nazi projects, development of a secret weapon, and the creation of an übersoldat…