Apr 19 2021

St. John’s Church 圣约翰教堂

St. John’s Church at 18 Shixi Jie,Canglang District, Suzhou, built in 1881. Photos by Feng Guoyin.

苏州圣约翰教堂: 苏州市沧浪区十梓街18号


Apr 18 2021

Mujia Garden 荫庐


Part of former Suzhou Hospital that was created by American missionaries, it’s commonly known as Mujia Garden, east of Waicheng River. Children’s Hospital is within.

俗称慕家花园, 荫庐位于景德路儿童医院院内

The white mosaic tile can be purchased at $21.90 per sq. ft. They aren’t identical but similar.


Apr 20 2018

Tongli 同里

Another ancient town.

Nov 7 2014

Jiangsu 江苏省

An eastern-central coastal province of China. It’s capital Nanjing/Nanking is 186 miles/300 km northwest of Shanghai. According to wiki – Jiangsu is the second smallest, but the fifth most populous and the most densely populated of the 22 provinces of the People’s Republic of China. Jiangsu has the second highest GDP of Chinese provinces, after Guangdong.

The well known cities are

Jun 20 2014

Suzhou Museum 苏州博物馆

204 Dongbei St, Gusu District,

Suzhou Museum was originally formed in 1960, on the site of former residence of Li Xiucheng (李秀成/忠王, 182-64), one of the leaders of Taiping Rebellion (太平天国, 1850-64). This current museum is designed by native I. M. Pei (贝聿铭, 1917-2019) in 2006 and in this new location.

The newer part of city in Suzhou. More pix in piwigo and the lotus pound on Facebook. A pretty child’s clothing
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Jun 20 2014

Maple House

A caf

Jun 20 2014

Cafe Aroma

A caf

Jun 20 2014

Silk embroidered multi-floral child’s clothes

At Suzhou Museum. It looks so pretty but not sure it will look as pretty when it’s on someone ..

Silk embroidered multi-floral child’s clothes
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)


Jun 20 2014


The big pant, undie or 秋裤. More pix in piwigo and the lotus pound on Facebook, in Suzhou

Sep 4 2011

Shanghai 魅力江南八日游

Nexus Holidays offer a tour that was hard to refuse: 6 nights of 4 stars hotel plus 3 meals a day, all for US$49 per person. Kid under 18 adds additional $200; plus tips for the guide US$48 per person ($8 x 6 days). P.S. This kind of tour becomes a main stay.

I first learned it from my cousin Don in VA which offered it at US$99, then my cousin Sophie in LA told me it’s only US$49. Since I’ve never traveled with my Jiujiu and family so I decided to join them even it’s inconvenient my already booked/planned schedule.

We took the newly minted CRH Beijing