Three pillars of the new maglev stand tall in first light on a Saturday morning in Shanghai. Two pillars hold up a prefabricated slab of concrete and steel that the maglev runs on top of. Brought up by a machine running on the track laid so far and then moved across the chasm, each of them is some 30-40 meters long. Image running this for 1200km from Shanghai to Beijing.

Pillars at First Light, Shanghai

Three pillars of the new maglev stand tall in first light on a Saturday morning in Shanghai. Two pillars hold up a prefabricated slab of concrete and steel that the maglev runs on top of. Brought up by a machine running on the track laid so far and then moved across the chasm, each of them is some 30-40 meters long. Image running this for 1200km from Shanghai to Beijing.

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Photography means painting with light. As I explore more and more of China, Asia and Europe, I find myself drawn to their people. While there is certainly grand nature out West, and incredible skyscrapers in the East, what makes this region special are the people building it, living in it and working hard to see their lives improve. While the latter is not always the case, it is striking to see how the mundane and the extraordinary combine everywhere. I am working on a section about the maglev construction; please have a look at the people over there.

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Thomas Boltze

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