'History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme' - Mark Twain.
A gallimaufry of random China history and research interests
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Road Signs Old and New – Hong Kong
Shanghai recently got its new road signage as noted before a few months ago.
Hong Kong did new road signs ages back but (obviously) I prefer the old ones. So wandering around Hong Kong the other week I noticed that they nicely left a few old signs up by the refurbished Western Market building. Anyway decide for your self between old and new.
As someone who divides their time pretty evenly writing about China now and China back then this seemed like a place to throw all the interesting bits that fall through the cracks somehow and never get used anywhere else.
It's basically the stuff that doesn't get used in my writing about modern China or in the books I do about old China - i.e. probably of little interest to anyone but me and therefore ideally suited to an obscure blog up a dark cul-de-sac of the Internet.