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Jun 14, 2004 - Still Life with Water Lillies

I am in Suzuo, which is a "water town" that dates back 2500 years. There is an intricate canal system which served as a critical artery for commerse in this province during the Sui dyansty. These same canals also provided security from invading tribes, much like a moat around a castle. Today the commerse comes in and out by way of deisal spewing 18-wheelers, and the canals have been relegated to a mundane side-show tourist attraction. I would love to report that the "old ways" are still in favor here, but the truth is that China seems to be...

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