Chinese men don’t look at you with that sort of eye Hangzhou Map . If anything, they see you as a freak. My alien’s permit was inspected by Hangzhou Map some men at the inn, they checked it and gave it back to me. We went through a couple of fairly large towns but whenever I asked for their names, Wang mentioned places that weren’t marked on my map. Wang’s lack of conversation was equal to the scenery’s lack of mountains. There hardly seemed to be any.
Reed’s impression of the road as it passes along an unerring trajectory through 13 outer-metropolitan suburbs equally reflects and invokes the kinaesthetic nature and experience of high-speed car travel along the Tollway. Her comments are also suggestive of the possibility for sight, senses, intellect, landscape, meaning, artistic creativity and the human body’ to be potentially reconfigured’ (Borden 2010: 109) for motorists journeying along the route.
These transformative notions also allude to the multi-dimensionality of the landscape. The Tollway encompasses a terrain of vibrant and diverse geographies and possesses the ability to facilitate a sense of strangeness, newness and disconnectedness’ (Borden 2010: 108) at various times of the day and night. These relational assemblages and sensibilities can encompass both fleeting moments or sustained periods of thought and embodied sensation that lead to the onset of immanence, nostalgia and anticipation’ the linearity of the road . dissolves as monuments, signs, and surprises form a skein of overlapping features, enveloping the motorway in a web of associations. This is a topography of possible sights and destinations that reference other spaces and times because motorways are spaces of material, imaginative, and social flows.