Why? This was a question I asked about these blue and white beauties during my first trip to China back in 2001.
“Face.” Jason then changed the subject to something less important, maybe about the upcoming Spring Festival.
On subsequent trips to China I noticed an alarming trend in the ever-changing big cities. The classic blues and whites have fallen out of style. Their beautiful facades are being scraped and replaced with ‘modern’ style— often mirrored glass or Ming-style architecture.
I knew I had to act fast. I set up the White-tiled, blue-tinted window preservation society to protect the magnificent builders from utter demise by the over-eager modernizing central planners.