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08:38 am: Hong Kong Post 2
Sorry...got cut off by the inconvenience of the plane leaving.

As I was saying...the buildings were amazing. They rose like cliffs---four or five together in either a solid piece or really close together...each section built like a cross or a rounded cross, so as to give more window space. Some were flat across the top, but others...the four buildings were of different heights on a slant...so that the buildings seemed to echo the mountains behind. Also, there were a few really cool looking buildings.

As I said...looked like something Roark would build.

As we were crossing the bridge, I glanced sideways and saw this ancient myst-shrouded mountain with a jut of shining futuristic city at the bottom and...it is very hard to explain what happened except to say that my notion of science fiction broadened. As if I saw potential I had not seen before. It is very hard to put into words, but if I ever write a sf story (I did when I was young. Might again.) it will probably be inspired by that moment.

Or, maybe I could sum it up as: It occurred to me for the first time that skyscrapers could be built by elves.

Or...heaven.

Maybe I'll keep that image to use as one of the marvelous places in Heaven when I finally get around to writing Against the Dying of the LIght.

Anyway...it was impressive and I was glad I got to see it.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Some buildings in Sarawak (Borneo?) also look like they were built by ... elven spiders with pillars of frozen fountains....

Including the capitol, I think it is....

Thanks for all your wonderful Chinese posts!

From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
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That was me, Houseboat. Dunno why I'm not logged in.
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From:arhyalon
Date:January 26th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
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That happened to me a couple of times in China.

I spent a little time one day thinking about the idea of a Houseboat on the Styx and how cool a story that would make (after looking at some comment you had made on my flist.)
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