Afraid of trying is the most terrifying act for a photographer,
I picked up my camera and used tilt-shift photography
To record every corner of Wuhan.
When high-rise buildings and steel behemoths are reduced to miniature forms,
Something interesting happens:
the whole city appears to transform into a toy town.
Every inch of land and every building
Are dyed with fairy tale colors.
Suddenly, from the momentum and vigor of the Yangtze River,
the once rough and majestic Wuhan
becomes small and delicate.
In a dreamy glimpse:
Wuhan is so adorable.
Grab your phone & cross over
to view a huge maze of building blocks
Yangtze River and bridges
Breathe in the heart of the city.
In the moonlight, warm yellow and dark blue echo each other.
The barges lie motionless,
waiting for small boats to dock.
The nostalgia brought by line one shuttling between old and new buildings in the city
brings back fond childhood memories of playing with railcar trains.
When standing on a rooftop and watching trains come and go,
the probability of two trains meeting is (as low as) one-fifth.
When they do meet, pick up a camera and capture the moment.
What are the chances of us meeting?
At a red light intersection,
Thoughts of same car model collected during childhood come to mind.
“Rubik’s Cube” Building & the
construction of a “steel forest”.
The city is a patchwork of places when viewed from above,
just like when stacking up Lego bricks.
After 21 years, the Ping An Building on Zhongshan Avenue still stands.夏天夕阳灿烂，楼顶金字塔发出耀眼光芒
Sunsets are bright in Summer, and the pyramids of roofs shine brightly:
a long-standing “homesickness” Wuhan citizens can’t forget.
Red brick houses
like old 80s films.
Grey bricks and red tiles have long been the memory of the times
Living among tall buildings
So many people, and a warm yellow light shines on passers-by.
If you aren’t told this is Wuhan,
you might mistake it for Temple Street Night Market in Hong Kong.
The silhouette of a rider under a street light
Is a reminder of a childhood memory of being carried home by my grandfather.
It’s a very busy time when people are making it home after work.
Peak congestion during the after-work rush hours!
a myriad twinkling lights from the city.
Standing on a bridge to view the Yangtze,
staring into the distance.
The myriad of twinkling lights-bright blue and golden lights all intertwined.
At a lake-side, street lights shine a light on the way home.
The “Imperial Mansion” in the distance stands tall and upright in the moonlight.
汉口沿江 Hankou along the Yangtze歌舞升平的游轮划过平静江面
The ascension of a music-charged cruise ship crossing a calm river…
The lights behind the tall buildings are like starry lights:
neon interlaced and colorfully revealing an outline of the city.
What you can’t take away is the purple sunset glow.
Green trees growing,
swallowing the high-rise steel.
Wonderful architectural outlines
力look spectacular and attractive under the Tyndall effect
A “spaceship” is about to take off from East Lake,
On to a voyage of discovery in outer space.
The semi-circular architecture is a reminder of the high school protractor era.
Buildings scattered between trees
Creates an impression that they’re moments away from being swallowed by nature.
Reinforced concrete stops here and
Together with nature, harmony and a sense of co-existence,
The “Lego city”
Reveals the beauty of a familiar place.
“In a small space that is integrated into city life
Use a house to transport you
And let the old Hankou pass through the transitions of life for a hundred years.
One hundred kinds of dream homes,
with a beautiful reading space & popular bookstore
blended together in a tiny form.
May it allow everyone stepping into it
the same kind of beauty found in Wuhan’s different lifetimes.”
Everyday living in Wuhan
Is a re-recognition of a subtle beauty
And an epiphany at the end of an alley.
Imagine the future
And the beauty of the city and home
intersection of Hankou Development Avenue and Machang Second Road
Intersection of Hankou Development Avenue and Machang Second Road
编辑 = 黄大头
Editor : Huang Datou
图片 = 宁波、黄大头
Images: Ningbo, Huang Datou