Took me long enough to publish the last bit in Ningbo!
Last day in Ningbo, we visited the highly recommended tourist attraction Tian Yi Ge 天一阁博物馆. Didn’t know what to expect.
Our local chauffeur explained – it was an actual private library founded during the Ming Dynasty where the owner Fan Qin read and wrote….
Ming Dynasty was between 1368 to 1644, we are speaking of an architecture built 350+ odd years ago. I hardly kept anything over 20 years. Cultural legacy inherited from previous generations could easily be wiped out if we do not actively preserve them – especially in our economy driven system. Yes yes, there are the Eyptian pyramids and Seven Wonders like the Colloseum those went even way back, but a small, non-eye catching library in the middle of the Ningbo city?
Enough of the past….we left Ningbo to Shanghai by car and were on Hangzhou Bay Bridge (35km long) which used to be one of the longest bridge in China until Jiaozhou Bridge (42.3km) opened last year.
The view was spectacular in the 30mins ride BUT wait…. I was disappointed no hybrid wind turbine/solar lamposts were used.
Such design can be recently found in Alibaba (many produced in China.) I guess I need to check out newer highways in China to find this relatively new design.