Three weeks ago my job brought me to China where we transfer production to one of our partner’s plant. As this was my first trip to the country I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Certainly, there is a lot of information in the news, but this alone wouldn’t let me feel what it meant to walk in the streets there.
Daylight time was spent mostly in the plants in Suzhou or Changzhou, or in cars when travelling between the cities. Going by car, however, allowed me to observe and to find patterns that eventually have formed my picture of this tiny part of the country that I experienced. If I had to describe it in words I’d use the following ones:
- modern architecture (it was hard to find traditional buildings in walking distance of where I stayed)
- colourful lights
- delicious food
- (electrical) scooters
- construction sites
For a long time I left the camera in my pocket. It was only on the last night and the early morning before I returned to Europe that I made most of the images. Still they are the essence of my short stay. There will be so much more to discover when I return …