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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Old and New Hong Kong

In the middle of the modern architecture of Central, our office building is encased in bamboo scaffolding that looks like something from a crafts project gone seriously awry. I've seen bamboo scaffolding in Beijing, where it somehow seemed more appropriate -- the workers balanced on the platforms there were all tapping away with hammers, without so much as one power tool anywhere in the vicinity -- but never in Hong Kong.

And though it doesn't look as though it's meant for any practical purpose, this morning two window washers were lounging outside my thirteenth floor window taking a cigarette break.

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