August 7 – September 8, 2017
Nanjing’s Walmart. Felt quite similar to the Walmarts in the West. A good way to ease back home.
Xuanwu Lake and its beautiful lotus plants.
Absolutely beautiful Xuanwu Lake near downtown Nanjing.
Met some locals on the wall who were excited to get some selfies with us.
Sarah on the wall with temple and downtown Nanjing visible in background.
On the city wall.
Nanjing’s city wall was the longest in the world at time of construction (1390) and the remaining portions extend about 25km.
Nanjing Massacre Museum.
The Nanjing people are very friendly. We found our favorite soup place where the customer chooses which food to have boiled for them. The owners asked to take a picture with us.
Sunset looking towards downtown Nanjing.
We watched the middle school students performing daily group exercise from our apartment window.
Fellow taking a nap across the street from our building.
Community spirit in our neighborhood.
People packing boxes throughout the day and night in our building’s hallways.
Our building, the “Excellence Building”.
Our apartment, quite small but with views of beautiful sunsets.
Our Nanjing neighborhood.
Sarah and I waited for our train to Nanjing on the floor of the Shanghai train station.
M50 art neighborhood, Shanghai. Young artists are being replaced by modern design studios and expensive galleries.
Building under construction by “The Artistic Fair-Faced Concrete Engineering Expert” company in the M50 neighborhood.
Sarah cooking cabbage and a $2 FamilyMart meal at our apartment.
Mall with boats for children.
Mall we came across near the Jiangyang Road stop outside of Shanghai.
Suburb north of Shanghai. We received many inquisitive looks.
“Marriage Market.” Parents and grandparents come to find a suitable partner for their children/grandchildren and to socialize. The papers on the umbrellas have resumes describing the qualifications of their family’s eligible bachelor/bachelorette.
View from the Bund at night. Visible from left to right is the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Bottle Opener and Shanghai Tower.
View from Shanghai Tower, looking at the “Bottle Opener” building (Shanghai World Financial Center building, 492m tall, 5th tallest building in Asia).
View from Shanghai Tower looking south back towards our apartment. We are staying in the clump of buildings to the right of the Nanpu Bridge (first bridge visible).
View from Shanghai Tower, 121st floor, highest observation deck in the world at 561 metres (2nd tallest building in Asia). Looking over the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in the Pudong financial district and Huangpu River.
Small evening market in Huangpu, near our second apartment.
Our second Airbnb building is visible in the middle of the photo.
View from our second Airbnb, 19th floor.
French Concession neighborhood, Shanghai. Very empty with little traffic, perhaps because it is summer.
Our favourite lunch restaurant in Pudong. Meals were about $2-3.
View from our first apartment in south Pudong, Shanghai.
Maglev train we took from the Shanghai airport. Travelled at 430 km/hr.