History gets in the way when you try to work in 200-year-old Qing Dynasty homes

Tried to get some work done in this charming 200 year old Qing Dynasty house but it was hard

Tried to get some work done in this charming 200 year old Qing Dynasty house but it was hard to not just sit and soak in the ambiance (and take pictures of old stuff).

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Update October 6, 2018: It’s almost there. Yeah right, whatever, you say – but really. You’ll see. It’s being worked on in really old places in China. Like this Qing Dynasty (early 1900’s) home in the ancient village of Hongcun in Anhui Province or my moody old Shanghai apartment built in the 1930’s.