Pingyao was the first banking center in China. Lei Livtai established the country's first draft bank here. A statue of Livtai stands in his house, which, like much of this ancient city, still stands. I exposed for the light coming through the decorative door panes. Just enough light falls on the statue to define itís profile. It seems to float in space, just as Livtaiís spirit pervades the house where he lived and died.