Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013 Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Peru 2014

Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima 2014

Peru 2014 Peru 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014

Cambodia and Burma July 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014 Cambodia and Burma 2014

Turkey 2012

Visiting Turkey; Istanbul and Ephesus in 2012

Turkey 2012 Turkey 2012

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok- 17 days July 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009 Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Morocco 2012

Morocco; Marrakech, Fez, Volubilis, Meknes and Casablanca in October of 2012

Morocco 2012 Morocco 2012

Japan 2011

Sushi, Shrines and Shinkansen; 8 Days in Tokyo and Kyoto in April 2011

Japan 2011 Japan 2011

Rome 2009

Mozzarella, Museums & Macchiato; A Week in Rome, October 2009

Rome 2009 Rome 2009

Shanghai Street Scenes

by wired2theworld on July 20, 2017

Wandering around Shanghai, I could not help but be fascinated by the colorful and varied scenes from everyday life in the city. As in many cosmopolitan cities, there are places which are still more “developing” than others. In those neighborhoods, as you will see below, many people live partially outside, preparing food, practicing hygiene, and exercising. Transportation can be creative. In addition, we came across an odd, but recurring, phenomenon of brides, or models dressed as brides, having their photos taken on the street and sometimes in the street. Finally, what is Shanghai without the Bund?

Restaurant prep in a Shanghai alley

Restaurant prep in a Shanghai alley

Shanghai street life; the street barber

Shanghai street life; the street barber

Shanghai street life; communal toilet in an apartment block.

Shanghai street life; communal toilet in an apartment block.

Transportation options, and options for transporting goods, came in many forms.

Shanghai transportation

Shanghai transportation

Shanghai transportation

Shanghai transportation

Shanghai transportation

Shanghai transportation

Shanghai transportation

Shanghai transportation

The brides were out in force!

Brides on the street in China

Brides on the street in China (taken in Hong Kong)

Brides on the street in China

Brides on the street in Shanghai

Brides on the street in China

Brides on the street in China (Shanghai)

Brides on the street in China

Brides on the street in Shanghai-they must have crossed the street a dozen times to get the right photo.

Brides on the street in China

Brides on the street in Shanghai-love the red!

Brides on the street in China

Brides on the street in China

Typical streets and buildings off Nanjing Road:

Shanghai street life

Shanghai street life

Shanghai street life

Shanghai street life

View of the Bund

View of the Bund

Every morning there were groups dancing and exercising on Nanjing road.

Nanjing Road Exercise

Nanjing Road Exercise- this one was right in front of our hotel every morning.

Nanjing Road Exercise

Nanjing Road Exercise in the evening

Nanjing Road Exercise

Nanjing Road Exercise- even the little ones got involved.

Nanjing Road at night

Nanjing Road at night

Views of and from the Bund:

View of the Bund at night

View of the Bund at night

Bund

Bund

View from the Bund

View from the Bund

Us in front of the view from the Bund

Us in front of the view from the Bund

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Old City Shanghai

July 15, 2017
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In among all the skyscrapers and apartment buildings, a tiny part of “Old Shanghai” remains. In it there are remnants of the old city wall dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1553) as well as pavilions, temples, and markets. On one of our days in Shanghai, we had the opportunity to explore a small part […]

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People’s Square, the Marriage Market, and Museums in Shanghai

July 3, 2017
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Our hotel, the Le Royal Meridian Shanghai, overlooked the Shanghai People’s square, a large area containing several museums, a theater, a major metro hub and a huge park. We found ourselves walking through or around it several times a day. Every Saturday and Sunday the park hosts a Marriage Market. This is where parents come to […]

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Walking the French Concession in Shanghai

June 19, 2017
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  During our days in Shanghai, we visited the neighborhood known as the French Concession twice. It’s a lovely neighborhood which has a few streets that still retain some of the “old Shanghai” charm which is rapidly being replaced with high rises and highways. Oddly enough, the area was never really populated by the French, but […]

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Qibao Water Town, Near Shanghai

April 1, 2017
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Question: What’s the Disney version of a Chinese water town? Answer: Qibao We’d wanted to do a day trip from Shanghai, either to one of the Duplitecture towns (towns created to look like Paris, or Venice, or Holland, down to the buildings, canals and faux Eiffel tower) or to one of the nearby “quaint water […]

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Tips For Planning a Trip to Paris

February 27, 2017
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In the last year, at least half a dozen people we know have gone to Paris and asked me for advice before their trip. Our last trip to Paris was for a full week in March of 2016, and while I have not written about that here yet (coming soon), we’ve been to Paris many […]

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Shanghai Food

February 9, 2017
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We were in Shanghai for four days and we ate very, very well. From crazy cheap and delicious street food to fancy-dancy cocktails and food with a view. It was all good. This city knows how to get its grub on. Below is a selection of just some of what we consumed in our time […]

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Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

January 2, 2017
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After our overnight train from Hong Kong, we arrived at the Shaghai main train station and took the metro the the closest stop to our hotel, the Le Meridien Shanghai. We were to spend four nights in this hotel, with mother and I spending SPG points to each cover two nights. The first impression was […]

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