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Nanpu Bridge

August 14th, 2019

Time was this blog had a bit of an obsession with bridges. I think it might have started with Naburn railway bridge. Anyway that source of content seems to have dried up of late so here’s a very large bridge a short subway trip from home.

This is the Nanpu bridge in Shanghai. The 57th longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Hull’s got a longer one 😏.

You can take a ferry across the river and underneath the bridge which is quite fun, and there’s a walking path along both banks.

Long Time No Suzhou

August 11th, 2019

I went back to Suzhou for a weekend recently and visited a few new places, mostly around Mudu (木渎) to the west of the city.

Taiping mountain scenic area

Net master garden

I’ve been to Suzhou so many times but this was the first time I made it to Taihu, one of China’s largest inland lakes.

Taihu lake

And finally I visited Mudu old town. But sadly I got there too late to go in any of the attractions.

Mudu old street