One thing I miss is the AAA (American Automobile Association) services that I used to get in the US. One call and a repair man or tow truck would be at your service, anywhere in the US. They would come out and fix your flat tire right on the side of the road â€“ Sooooo I was really surprised when I saw this repair man, fixing a tire, on spot, when I visited Zhouzhuang. Far cry from AAA, but convenient.
And the houses were so colorful and quaint â€“ great photo series, so I created this 20×16 inch painting. Zhouzhuang appears to be a old, old city built on a series of canals like Venice, but later I found out that it was constructed about 25 years ago as a tourist attraction. However, they did a great job and I really though that it was at least 100 years old. Life on the canals offered some wonderful images and I will post more paintings from my travel excursions in the future.
I thought I had posted a slideshow on my trip to China in 2003, Hong Kong, Lanta, Island, Shanghai and Zhouzhuang â€“ not so – so I guess I will have to create one and post it – some great images and the above painting is a composite drawn from them.