Most of the time, he’s a mild-mannered mechanical engineer. But when he travels, he is Infrastructure Man, aka our buddy Chris. As we learned on our Peru trip, he’s got a soft spot for exposed wiring, oddball building materials, and ductwork of any kind.

For Chris, China is paradise. Decades-old pipes here, a half-finished skyscraper there. He keeps falling behind, and we catch him salivating over scenes like this, in Hong Kong.

I have my art museums. Karen has her food markets. Angie has her film archives. If only there were a museum for people like Chris.

We thought we had found one in Hong Kong…

Then Shanghai…

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Then Beijing…

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Look! Up there! Over there! Infrastructure is everywhere.

And where there is infrastructure, Infrastructure Man can’t be far away.