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Shenzhen

Although everything looks modern and is in fact new, Shenzhen as a big city is only 35 years old, it doesn't give you the new-town blues. Old traditions are visible everywhere. Specially in the green spaces and the overall appreciation of nature. What is most striking is the love and care for plants that is everywhere in the public space. Shop owners have their little garden of potted plants. Restaurants have and abundance of greenery. Even on a small scale in the form of the miniature landscape nature is present. It makes the size of the building less daunting and oppressive. Public space still feels like a people's place....

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