Shanghai skyline as viewed from Kerry Hotel
Le Royal Meridien
Nanjing street at night
Different architectural styles on Nanjing street
I *heart* Shanghai
Nanjing Street at night is full of elderlies dancing and singing on the street. We would never have the nerve to do what they do, never ever.
Karaoke on the street
The famous view of Shanghai by night
Century park as viewed from Kerry Hotel
Savills Residence – Shanghai
Staircase decoration. Somewhere near the Bund I think.
K11- The latest mall in Shanghai
Xintiandi – a very chic and trendy neighborhood in Shanghai
Fountain of 3 Chinese Gods – Wealth, Longevity and Happiness
Xintiandi looks more European than Asian
A public park
Old and new – On the way to Yu garden
This part of town is quite pretty. Most houses are built in old style.
Near Yuyuan garden
It is such a bustling area with lots of shops and restaurants
Most connecting bridges in this area are beautifully decorated.
It was Fri morning, but the place was full of tourists, mostly locals
Chinese Gods of Wealth, Longevity, and Happiness
See the grass growing on the tiles?
Tourists watching a mini show through small holes
Starbucks – Chinese style
Tourists queue to enter a teahouse on a small lake
Small alleys full of shops
This tiny hole-in-the-wall takeaway shop near Yuyuan Garden is obviously very popular with locals. Hundreds of people queue up every day at lunch time for some dumplings. I thought of queuing for a minute, but gave up on the idea as soon as I saw how long the line was.
Piles and piles of bamboo baskets for steaming dumplings
Dragon on the street – not sure if it’s a street lamp or what
Lots of bikes and motorbikes here
Ceramic mugs for sales
I don’t know the name of this fruit
This is what I have in mind when I think of China, not sure why
I like this photo for some weird reason. I spent ~10 minutes here, walking back and forth under the sun to find the perfect angle. The locals must have thought I was a bit crazy.
This is so much different from the modern Shanghai most visitors see
Looks very much like Vietnam 20 years ago
A nice window
It was a sunny day, so people hung clothes everywhere for drying
Have no idea what the character means
Good use of an old washing bowl
Clothes hung on bamboo rods
See the heart shape at the back end of this motorbike?
This woman was so cheerful
Kites for sales
A beggar cleaning her hands
Some quotes are quite funny
Chinese bride and groom
Tintin in Shanghai
Old books and postcards
Outside the walls of Yuyuan garden
Believe it or not, some households in Shanghai are still using chamber pots. This woman was cleaning some really smelly ones. When she heard my camera clicking, she just shouted at me.
The other Shanghai
Qibao ancient village
Qibao ancient village on a Sat morning – jam packed with tourists
Not much to see in Qibao
Quail eggs cooked in an oven made of salt
Nuts and other stuff
BBQ on hot stones
Duck guts and heads
‘Snow on the lake’ tea
Believe it or not, this giant dumpling is filled with … crab soup. Our Shanghainese colleague ate it very elegantly by making a small bite on the side of the dumpling and drinking the soup from that. We tried to follow her example, but failed miserably. Our plates were super messy compared to hers, but that didn’t make the the dumpling any less tasty. A great experience! The shop is somewhere on the first floor of a food store on Nanjing Road.
Mini version of the giant dumpling