The old and new collide in dynamic ways in eastern China. Moving between Shanghai and Beijing provides a complete spectrum of China's past, present and future. One is a mecca of modernization, with towering skyscrapers and daring architecture, people packed in as dense as possible across the sprawling city landscape. The other grounded in ancient traditions and dynastic memories, symbolic of how far China has come and the desire it has to continue to grow past itself. There is an overwhelming nature to these cities, and yet a certain order to the chaos, walking down the street in Shanghai you feel as though you are part of an urban ballet. And in Beijing an actor in a play, surrounded by the most elaborate and intricately designed set piece. It is a country in perpetual motion, unyielding as people hop on and off the journey.