Shanghai skyline

Shanghai skyline as viewed from Kerry Hotel

Shanghai

Samsung

Le Meridien - Shanghai

Le Royal Meridien

Nanjing street - Shanghai

Nanjing street at night

Shanghai by night

Different architectural styles on Nanjing street

I *heart* Shanghai

I *heart* Shanghai

Elderly people dancing on the street at night

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.

Elderly people gather for a karaoke session on the street at night

Karaoke on the street

Shanghai by night

The famous view of Shanghai by night

Century park

Century park as viewed from Kerry Hotel

Savills Residence - Shanghai

Savills Residence – Shanghai

A bar somewhere in Shanghai

Staircase decoration. Somewhere near the Bund I think.

Doremon exhibition - Shanghai

Modern Shanghai

Modern Shanghai

Modern Shanghai

Modern Shanghai

K11 - The latest mall in Shanghai

K11 - The latest mall in Shanghai

K11 - The latest mall in Shanghai

K11 - The latest mall in Shanghai

K11- The latest mall in Shanghai

Modern Shanghai

Near K11

Xintiandi - Shanghai

Xintiandi – a very chic and trendy neighborhood in Shanghai

Xintiandi - Shanghai

Fountain of 3 Chinese Gods – Wealth, Longevity and Happiness

Shanghai by night

Shady streets

Xintiandi - Shanghai

Xintiandi looks more European than Asian

A public park - Shanghai

A public park - Shanghai

A public park

Old and new

Old and new – On the way to Yu garden

Old and new

Old Shanghai

Old Shanghai

Near Yuyuan garden

Old Shanghai

This part of town is quite pretty. Most houses are built in old style.

Near Yuyuan garden

Near Yuyuan garden

Near Yuyuan garden

It is such a bustling area with lots of shops and restaurants

Near Yuyuan garden

Near Yuyuan garden

Near Yuyuan garden

Most connecting bridges in this area are beautifully decorated.

Near Yuyuan garden

Near Yuyuan garden

It was Fri morning, but the place was full of tourists, mostly locals

Near Yuyuan garden

Chinese Gods of Wealth, Longevity, and Happiness

Near Yuyuan garden

See the grass growing on the tiles?

Tourists watching a mini show through small holes

Tourists watching a mini show through small holes

Near Yuyuan garden

Door decoration

Starbucks - Chinese style

Starbucks – Chinese style

Near Yuyuan garden

Fish fountains

Near Yuyuan garden

Tourists queue to enter a teahouse on a small lake

Near Yuyuan garden

Small alleys full of shops

Somewhere near Yuyuan Garden

Beautiful ceilings

This takeaway shop is obviously very popular with locals - Hundreds of people queue up for hours just for some dumplings

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 dumpling baskets

Piles and piles of bamboo baskets for steaming dumplings

Dragon on the street

Dragon on the street – not sure if it’s a street lamp or what

Old Shanghai

Lots of bikes and motorbikes here

Old Shanghai

Ceramic mugs for sales

Not sure what this fruit is

I don’t know the name of this fruit

Old Shanghai

This is what I have in mind when I think of China, not sure why

Old and new Shanghai

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.

Old Shanghai

This is so much different from the modern Shanghai most visitors see

Old Shanghai

Looks very much like Vietnam 20 years ago

Old Shanghai

A nice window

Old Shanghai

It was a sunny day, so people hung clothes everywhere for drying

Old Shanghai

Have no idea what the character means

Old Shanghai

Good use of an old washing bowl

Old Shanghai

Kitchen light

Old Shanghai

Clothes hung on bamboo rods

Old Shanghai

See the heart shape at the back end of this motorbike?

Old Shanghai

This woman was so cheerful

Old Shanghai

Kites for sales

Cleaning hands

A beggar cleaning her hands

Some quotes are quite funny

Some quotes are quite funny

Hairpins

Colorful hairpins

Chinese bride and groom

Chinese bride and groom

Panda keychains

Panda keychains

Tintin in Shanghai

Tintin in Shanghai

Old Shanghai

Four-girl band

Old Shanghai

Old books and postcards

Pottery - Xintiandi - Shanghai

Ceramic figures

Pottery cups - Xintiandi - Shanghai

Ceramic cups

Figurines in pottery - Xintiandi - Shanghai

Ceramic figurines

Teapots - Xintiandi - Shanghai

Ceramic teapots

Old Shanghai

Outside the walls of Yuyuan garden

Old Shanghai

IOld Shanghai

Old Shanghai

Old Shanghai

Old Shanghai

Believe it or not, the woman was cleaning up these smelly chamber pots

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.

Old Shanghai

The other Shanghai

Old Shanghai

Old Shanghai

Qibao ancient village - Shanghai

Qibao ancient village

Qibao ancient village (Shanghai) on Sat morning

Qibao ancient village on a Sat morning – jam packed with tourists

Qibao ancient village - Shanghai

Qibao ancient village - Shanghai

Not much to see in Qibao

Pottery

Pottery

Pork leg

Pork leg

Quail eggs cooked in an oven made of salt

Quail eggs cooked in an oven made of salt

Rice wine

Rice wine

Pickles

Pickles

Rice cakes

Rice cakes

Cakes

Cakes

Pickles

Nuts and other stuff

BBQ on hot stones

BBQ on hot stones

Duck guts and heads

Duck guts and heads

'Snowing on the lake' tea

‘Snow on the lake’ tea

It is very tricky to eat this giant dumpling as it is filled with ... crab soup

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.

Yummy dumplings

Mini version of the giant dumpling

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