Taken earlier in the day outside the Shanghai Museum while waiting for our bus.
I have no recollection of what part of Shanghai these next pictures are from. It was very crowded and full of interesting small stores with fairly pushy vendors. I do know I bought two delightful pictures of very young children feeding each other with chopsticks. The pictures are now framed and in my dining room.
At some point we went to a more modern shopping area in Shanghai, the Nanjing Road, which was closed to motor vehicles (welcome relief from Chinese traffic.) There were small trolleys, each with about three cars, which shuttled people back and forth along Nanjing Road for a small fee. We were near a huge glass-fronted Apple store when we watched a fight break out between a woman who fell (or was pushed) off a trolley, and the driver. The woman threw the first punch and was joined by two of her female friends; the poor guy was taking quite a beating – and he didn’t fight back. A security person called the police. We left when they showed up. It took a lot of will power not to snap pictures. And so I have none of Nanjing Road…
These last three photos were taken from the bus as it returned from supper to our hotel. The building below looks like something from the Arts and Crafts movement in England at the end of the 19th century but the window is dated 1998.
Next post: Goodbye Shanghai: more views of the Huangpu river (and smog)
I am wandering off to San Francisco to visit the grand-triplets (yup, three of them) but have some posts ready to go. If I can publish them from my iPad, there will still be posts every couple of days. If not, see you in early March.