Shanghai - Saturday, December 2 - A Movement In Time And Space
Moving through time and space in our own way
priyabradfield
priyabradfield
Shanghai - Saturday, December 2
Written notes:

  • Fuxing Park - game and medical testing! There were traditional games and yes, medical testing for the elderly, at the same time!

  • Fuxing Park

    Fuxing Park

    • Walked around - went the wrong way, turned around. Went into a "coffee shop" - at least that's what it said on the outside - turned out to be a men-only gambling joint and we were shooed out the door quickly.

  • Got into a taxi after some time of aimless wandering and headed to Jin Mao tower. 88th floor observatory. Beautiful! Had lunch on 56th floor. Connie and I talked and talked and talked!


  • Cityscape pictures Cityscape pictures

    Taken from the Observatory deck of Jin Mao Tower.
    Huangpu River Huangpu River

    Taken from the Observatory deck of Jin Mao Tower.
    I waved at Chris and the girls from here! I waved at Chris and the girls from here!

    Depending on which way you were facing, you could read distances from Jin Mao Tower to various cities around the world.


  • Headed out to Shanghai Teng at Xintiandi for shopping. Saw Din Tai Fung (a favorite dimsum restaurant in Seoul)


  • Xin Tain Di shopping plaza Xin Tain Di shopping plaza

    Din Tai Fung! Din Tai Fung!

    I should have had dim sum here, dammit!


  • After some time, headed to Nanching Road. CRAZY! Very Shanghai-ish. Tons of people, place, stores...nothing was cheap though. Wish we had stayed there longer to explore more. But had a dinner appt with Gustaf and friends. I actually felt like I was in China at Nanching Road - up until then, I would never have said that China was the most populated country in the world!


  • Nanjing Road Nanjing Road

    It sure was crowded though! It totally overwhelmed us...we finally got the feeling of being in China!
    Nanjing Road Nanjing Road

    Buildings surrounding Nanjing Road Buildings surrounding Nanjing Road



  • 18 on the Bund - walked from 3 to 18...it was a long, but nice walk. Had Rose tea and mousse cake at Cafe Sibilla - YUM!


  • Rose Garden tea at 18 On The Bund Rose Garden tea at 18 On The Bund

    Cafe Sibilla has great mousse cake too!


81 pictures from just my first day in Shanghai!

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Sunday was my favorite day though - exploring by myself at the local antique market! Coming soon!!

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co_techie From: co_techie Date: December 11th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, the tub in your hotel bathroom was so teeeeny tiny! :)
sporetobemore From: sporetobemore Date: December 11th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
WOW! It looks amazing, & I love that tea shot =) It's overwhelming just looking at the pics.
From: happysurveyor Date: December 11th, 2006 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Your photos are amazing. I can't believe how much Shanghai has changed since I was there 14 years ago, I'd love to go back.
estivalfiend From: estivalfiend Date: December 14th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
shanghai is such a neat place. i was standing in that same tower a year and a half ago. :)
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