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Monday, 9-Feb-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Windows from old buildings...

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These were taken the other day, but I wanted to keep them separate from the pictures taken on the roof. We entered an old building not far from the Bund. The building was full of old offices (still in use) and at its centre had a very large wooden staircase. As we ascended, there were windows on different sides, at each point there was something interesting to see. A bit later on we stopped for a beer and a chat with some of the locals. They told us that most of the buildings in the locality were between 80 to 100 years old, there were lots of stories to be told. Looking around it also occurred to me that today seemed to be wash day!

Sunday, 8-Feb-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Testing-testing, one two three...

Pudong from the Roof...
My window (the last time I promise!)
OK, so I haven?t actually ventured outside the house today, but I can still post, can I not? What I really wanted to do was post the panorama view from yesterday?s escapade before my good friend Mr 2Dogs got round to doing it?

To make up for today?s apathy I also present you the view from my window (again!) Perhaps in future its better to not post, if there is nothing interesting to see?

Saturday, 7-Feb-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Bloggs on a cold felt roof

The need(le) of Shanghai
Bunker on the roof?
washing day of course!
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What happens when a Bloggs and a Dogs go a wanderin about the Bund area of town? The 2Dogs sniffs out an opportunity, so thanks to our friends in the 'Municipal Planning Building' we get the chance to take some pictures. OK, so you may have seen these views somewhere before, but be assured, these were taken today, ask the boat Captain which part of the Hangpu River he sailed today and he will tell you he saw two laowai marching about the rooftops. So here are a few choice pics for now, enjoy!
ps. Mum we had permission and were in no danger, and I have not been near any live chickens today....

Friday, 6-Feb-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
A Tale of Two Lines

I can see you!
Mind the gap
Siemens (seamless) German Efficiency
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It seems that almost every contributor to the 'fotopages' that has passed through Shanghai feels the desire to post a few pictures of the metro trains (underground) system.

The system was designed and installed by Siemens at great expense to the Shanghai Municipal Government. However they got it cheap, as VW wanted to build millions of cars in the area, so after lots of back scratching, Shanghai now has quite possibly the best underground system Ive been on. Having visited Paris, Glasgow, Newcastle and lived in London and Liverpool for many years, none of these cities can compare their underground with Shanghai.

In the event of 'nothing better to do' I may take a photographic record of every single station. But, until this point, I shall conform to the clich? and post a total of three 'underground' pictures.

Besides a new excuse for subject matter, the metro took us to Nanjing Road East, here I set up tripod and took lots of pictures of the same thing...

Er...nice one...

Monday, 2-Feb-2004 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Lantern Festival at Yuyuan Garden

a typical Mongol home of course
lanterns light the way
more jelly fish?
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Chinese Spring Festival in Shanghai is not complete without the obligitory visit to Yuyuan Garden. So last Friday (29th Jan) we went to pay our respects to the Monkey King!

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