Some stuff from Shanghai, China
For those that might be familiar with Shanghai, these were taken in what's known as the old "French Concession" area. right around Huaihai, Maoming and Shanxxi roads.
And from the public park right across from the Fashion Market, a variety of activites, all happening at once:
freedom of speech1
freedom of speech2
watching the dancers
I don't know why, but this woman's face intrigues me
ladies out for a stroll
...not sure if this is the best stuff from my trip, but it happened to be the memory card I grabbed first...
Buildings, streets and some misc.
While I was there, I did see a few comical things. We had been to KFC one day and were waiting on the driver to come and pick us up when I saw this duck following a motorcycle down the street! Bless it's heart, it was running so fast to keep up....the man didn't acknowledge it at all; he just kept on going. At least other vehicles didn't hit it.
A lot of the streets there allow U turns to be made.....and a lot don't. I guess knowing which is which is important.....we got pulled over one day for making an illegal U turn. Not only did we get pulled over, but the car behind us did, too. Over there, the cops get the driver out of the car. So.....here I am, with nothing to do, waiting for them to get done when the idea hits me.....man, get your camera out! These were taken from the back seat 1 2. Our fiasco didn't turn out too badly....the cop had forgotten his ticket book, so we got off scott free! Whew! We all got a good laugh out of that!
I hope y'all have enjoyed our "trip". Like I said, there'll be plenty more.....
You work....then you rest
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Hope y'all enjoy.....
Tall, bad and a two
I have a bit of news to share with y'all.....the trip I went on last week was to China; I spent the week in Shanghai and Suzhou. It looks like I'll be living there for at least the next two years. It was quite a culture shock, to say the least. And, I'm not the easiest person in the world to feed....I'm rather picky....so, my food choices were really small. I managed to get through the week....and, somehow, I'll get through the next phase of my life. I have a ton of shots from there, as you could well guess. I'd like to share some of the housing with you in this post.....some of it broke my heart.....highrise housing heart breaking
This is a shot of the Hyatt; I was told this is the tallest building in Shanghai. I know I was all the way to the top of it and it scared the bejeesus out of me! I ate dinner on the 54th floor of the place! Y'all know how well I like heights.....NOT......
Hope y'all enjoy!
Bi-Weekly: Seeing Double
I recentely took a trip to China and of course, took my camera with mescenery . We visited a small elementary School where we were greeted by a miniature marching band.drumer We also went to a very rural village out in the mountains to play with the orphanskids kids2 kids3 kids4. Of course, being in China, we went to Tienamen Square to see the marching soldiers.march army. It was a one of a kind experience to say the least!
My Trip To China
I have been taking photos for over 25 years...it is a huge passion for me.
Let me know your thoughts....I have thousands of photos and will be posting more soon.
Lotus Blossom - DOF
We started our tour in Lijiang a small town 3 kilometers above sea level. This beautiful town sits at the base of Snow Mountain which can be seen from almost anywhere in town. As part of the tour we went to the peak of Snow Mountain. It was so high, they provided us all with oxygen tanks, which we were happy to have :)
Our second leg of the trip took us to Dali, stopping briefly by the
Stone Forest and area of tall slender rocks, formed when the area was submerged by water many moons ago.
Dali is a lakeside city, famous for its bathers (mostly seniors) who dive into the frigid lake each morning. The most famous site in Dali are the Three Pagodas which were built during the Tang Dynasty. Here is a view of the lake from a Mountainside village.
A delectable treat I found on the trip was what I called lizard on a Stick. Turns out, its not meant to be eaten like a lollipop, but ground up.
Our final leg of our china trip brought us to Kunming, a sprawling metropolis , with luxuries I never expected to find in China. I am 6'5 tall, and asked if they had any longer beds, instead they upgraded my to this luxury room telling me i can just sleep from left to right on the bed.
Next stop, Hong Kong. I love this city. Here is a shot from the peak that overlooks the city. The Architecture here is amazing. My only regret is not getting photographs of the people. The city is swarming, even at midnight. Never a dull moment.