Check out Bricoleurbanism

Considering that Bricoleurbanism is a blog which:

  1. Painstakingly details the changing cityscapes of China and Southeast Asia and elsewhere;
  2. Often uses detailed before-and-after shots from Google Earth;

I really do not know why I have not come across it sooner. It’s got some fabulous posts, for example on the razing of old Tianjin, or the disappearance of Shanghai’s Wujiang Lu food street (whose last days I also saw), or on the Mina tent city in Mecca.

I only found out about Bricoleurbanism because its (anonymous) author wrote up my earlier post about Kashgar. I’m glad to see somebody else is keeping tabs on the fast-changing nature of Asia’s cities. I strongly recommend a visit.