The Great 40th Anniversary Escapade, Part 2: Old Shanghai-once known as "The Paris of the Orient"--and the Vanishing Shikuman Lanes
|Shanghai's Shikuman |
style house with Stone
Shanghai citizens are starting to realize that these beautiful homes, which are monuments to Shanghai's past, deserve to be preserved.
At the recent Ai WeiWei exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, one of Mr. Ai's exhibits references China's loss of beautiful traditional style housing. These house-shaped replicas and the ground on which they sit are made from loose tea. Tea Houses.
|Tea Houses created by Ai WeiWei|
at the Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibit