Unlike the rest of the cities on this second Grand Tour, Hankou / Wuhan has no Grand Hotel; or at least, none of the same stature. 302 more words
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In considering the major colonial treaty port cities of China, Hankow 漢口is often forgotten.
Understandably so, as it simply isn’t as famous today as the likes of Shanghai, Tianjin and Xiamen. 855 more words
As is probably evident by now, I am fascinated by History and by Heritage, which are two different things, the former being a narration of a series of events regarded as significant by a person, a community or a nation, and taking place within a specific timeline; and the latter being a… 648 more words
The Cathay Hotel is a dream of a hotel.
An art deco mirage in concrete and cast iron, floating impossibly on the once-swampy banks of the Shanghai Bund – Britain’s city-monument to Imperial Might. 403 more words