Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Shanghai cont.

Lilly our Shanghai guide, took us to two very old parts of town:
A section with restored old buildings, appropriately called "Old Town".
There were a lot of tourists there and I could see why...It is a photographers dream.. Notice the bridge. It is called the zigzag bridge and winds through the whole area.. It has nine turns on purpose. It is said that demons are afraid of corners.
A food booth selling dumplings...seemingly a favorite food.
Also part of Old Town ... the Yu Gardens, with several unusual doorways.
Every turn being a surprise.
I love to photograph children...but also Grannies
Notice the Dragon crawling along the top of the fence. Dragons in Chinese folklore are not demons but very well liked creatures.
I said Lilly took us to two old parts of town. I was happy that she wanted us to see that all of Shanghai (like most cities) is not sparkly and beautiful.
There are still areas that are poor.
To end the day she took us to the famous area called the Bund. How is that compared to the last picture ?
What a beautiful day we had with Lilly. I was surprisingly wowed by Shanghai.
Next up we board our 14 day cruise taking us to  more exciting ports in Asia.


  1. I think I prefer the old parts of Shanghai- especially the dragon rooftop.

  2. I agree with William that dragon is wonderful and I especially like the way that his body follows the wavy edge on top of the wall.

  3. Dearest Janey,
    Always kind of hard to digest the striking contrasts between the new and affluent neighborhoods and the poor and old ones...
    Great photos and we await the continuation of your fabulous tour.

  4. So nice to follow you on your tour, everything is so different as we are used to in the western world.

  5. I can see why you enjoyed Shanghai Janey, incroyably photogenic. The dragon along the top of the wall is pretty fabulous. Good to see the other side of the city too, every big city has it's 'other' side ✨