Sports brands

People's Square

Nike

Nanjing Road

Sprite

Nanjing Road

Li Ning: Nike logo with Adidas slogan (“Impossible is nothing”).

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

A Chinese friend said most tourists take a picture of this plate. I’m not a tourist but hey: Just do it. ;-)

Shanghai library

Shanghai Library

China’s largest public library.

Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library

Confucius

Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library

The biggest fear of Chinese organizations: Climbers.

Shanghai Library

The “Rechtshandbuch für Erzieherinnen” (”law guide for educators”) should be part of every well-assorted library. ;-)

Shanghai Library

Xuhui

Luwan
Luwan

I’ve never thought these gray trees could ever get green.

Luwan
Luwan
Luwan
Luwan

Soldier in front of the U.S. Consulate General.

Luwan

Small house with large garden.

Luwan

I didn’t know that we were in the street of bonbon. It’ll take more time to get to know the city.

Luwan

Mr. Snoozleberg

Speisekarte

Someone had translated the menu of a restaurant to German. The last line reads: “Guten Appetit wünschen zwei der drei!” Only two of the three want us to enjoy our meal.

Noodles
Mr. Snoozleberg

“Good Night Mr. Snoozleberg” on a Korean friend’s atree.

Mr. Snoozleberg

Even the waitress and a boy were engrossed.

Mr. Snoozleberg

It took some time to figure out how to get to the next level.

Things at night

Security

Security framehouse next to the university.

Tongji
Tongji

Does anyone have an idea what this is for? There are many bikes like this one around.

Bank of China

Bank of China

I like the logo with the handwritten hanzi.

In Heping Park, again

Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park

No idea what the man’s doing there. He was holding on to the shrub in a weird position without moving.

Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park

My bike outside.

dB(A)

Noise

Under 70: Hao.

Noise

Over 70: Bu hao.

Urbanatomy

We found a great book about Shanghai with beautiful pictures and very interesting texts but don’t have the time to read. The midterms are approaching.

Urbanatomy
Urbanatomy

Down the road

Huangpu

A church at People’s Square

Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road

At first we didn’t know where the music came from. Then we looked up. We were under the balcony, he was above us.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road
Notice the dancing men.

Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road

Curry rice

Five times curry rice in one week…

yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
Rice Boss
Rice Boss

German flag in China

Rice Boss
Curry Rice

Finding flashcards

Finally:

Stationary
Stationary

A picture is worth a thousand words. And particularly useful if you don’t know these words. ;-)

Flashcards

German pinyin

What would it look like if you’d try to write German pronunciation in pinyin?

German pinyin
German pinyin

To all Chinese that think it’s a great idea: Germans most likely won’t understand.

Spaghetti and chopsticks

Spaghetti

We finally showed him how to use fork and spoon.

Emergency for use

Chenglish
Chenglish
Chenglish

“Blessed are the people who take time to understand.who always can be counted on to lend a helping hand.”

Emergency For Use

See also: Atherosclerosis, Bombing and the heat of Iraq

Lunch on the lake

Tongji
Tongji
Tongji

Girls takings pictures next to the waterfall.

Getting my hair cut

With a picture of me after I had gotten my hair cut in Germany, I finally went to the barber’s. Usually it only takes about ten to fifteen minutes but this time I spent almost an hour there. For 38 Yuan (about 3,60 Euro) I got my hair washed, a head massage and a haircut.

Barbers

Then the barber (r.) wanted the washing guy to take a picture of him and me and I took one of them.

Barbers

I got the hair wash and the massage on the front chair on the left but had to go to the back to wash out the shampoo.

Barbers

The lights were already turned off when I left around midnight but when they realized that I’m taking a picture they turned them on again:

Barbers

Sunday morning, Heping Park

Heping Park

Tai chi?

Heping Park
Heping Park

Many people take their birds for a walk and hang them in the trees. Good for the sound, not so good for the birds, I assume. But if they’re always in the small cages then the new environment might be a welcome change.

Heping Park
Heping Park

Sunday morning, Heping Park
Notice the old man at the beginning. He’s pushing his wheelchair. Seems to be some kind of hobby amongst older people. I see one or two of them per week.

Heping Park