Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Towrs update: England, China, and more

It's been a busy couple of weeks at Towrs.  We've added hundreds of buildings from dozens of cities so that you can admire, learn about, and enjoy unique architecture from around the world.

Among the cities we've added:

Take a look around, and feel free to leave you comments on each building.  We enjoy reading what you have to say, and other people do as well.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Small Words With Google China

Unrelated to anything else -- I have noticed that ever since Google opened its office in mainland China and started working with the Chinese government in the ways that it does that the font size of the English street names in Google Maps for Hong Kong has gotten smaller.

At the same time, the Chinese street names have not changed in size, though this is likely out of necessity since the glyphs are so much more complicated.

Still, it brings to mind a report I saw somewhere not too long ago (RTHK?) about new educational mandates from the mainland government imposed on Hong Kong that appear aimed at marginalizing the use of the English and Cantonese languages, as well as the former colony's British heritage.