Nanxun, China

China: Water Towns of the Yangtze River Delta – Nanxun

China: Water Towns of the Yangtze River Delta – Nanxun Time Out Shanghai lists Nanxun as their favorite water town – the least commercial and the most interesting.  So I caught a bus from Suzhou to Nanxun. During the Tang and Song Dynasties, Suzhou was at the heart of China’s Silk production.  By the end of the Yuan Dynasty (1368), Nanxun had taken over the production of the finest raw silk.  Silk made the town wealthy.[…]

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Suzhou, China

China: Water Towns of the Yangtze River Delta – Suzhou

China: Water Towns of The Yangtze River Delta Visitors go to the water towns of the Yangtze River Delta to get away from the bustle of the nearby cities of Hangzhou and Shanghai.  They come to absorb the beauty of the Classical Gardens and to bask in quiet of the tiny lanes along murky canals. The famous city of Suzhou and the towns of Tongli, Luzhi, Zhujiajiao, Xitang, Wuzhen, Nanxun, and Zhouzhuang each draw thousands of[…]

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The Grand Canal and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, Italy

Photogallery: Venice, Italy

Venice goes by many names: City of Water, the Floating City, Queen of the Adriatic, Serenissima, City of Masks, the Sinking City are all monikers for this beautiful city. Venice is undeniably one of the most unusual cities on earth. A collection of 117 tiny islands and a web of canals, Venice has traditions that arise from the beauty and the inconveniences of its very unique infrastructure. It is also one of the most photogenic[…]

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