Along with being a magician I'm also a professional prop builder. I'm currently working with Cirque Du Soliel building some crazy trees for the Zaia show here in Macau. I was talking some pics for documentation purposes and I couldn't help notice a certain resemblance between my half finished folding tree and a famous race of Lovecraftian beings.
Well here I am in Shanghai doing magic at the Macau festival in the famous Nanjing road district. Before I arrived I did some research online to see what the Shanghai of the 1920's looked like. Needless to say it has changed quite a lot.
Its one of the largest ports in all the world and quite a marvel to see.
Shanghai has an incredibly rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles and periods. The Bund, (who's streets are currently undergoing
As many of you know of my dark and gothic tendencies I thought it wonderfully appropriate that I should arrive in China during the ghost festival or festival of the dead. Acording to wicipedia....
The Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival and holiday, which is celebrated by Chinese in many countries. In the Chinese calendar (a lunisolar calendar), the Ghost Festival is on the 14th night of the seventh lunar month.
In Chinese tradition,