I loved Shanghai

Seems that I love Shanghai moved to a new location. There was still a small light in the old place, the interior and a blackboard: “Bar for Leasing”.

English maps, Chinese maps, beautiful maps and no maps

Google has been offering a Chinese map of Shanghai for quite some time. Not at maps.google.com but at ditu.google.com. Ditu, 地图, is the Chinese expression for map.

Now I stumbled upon a new, English one:

It doesn’t only show the public transportation but also restaurants, banks, cinemas, theaters, … Here an example of the area around Nanjing Lu:

But the most beautiful maps of Shanghai come from edushi (E都市, E-City):

Bund, Pudong and Old City

Bund, Pudong and Old City (lower left)

Hongkou Stadium and Lu Xun Park

Hongkou Stadium and Lu Xun Park

They have already covered many Chinese Cities and seem to want more.

So why Yahoo, why, why, why don’t you make maps, buy maps or allow the use of one of the above mentioned ones in flickr?

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Shanghai

The tenthousandst picture I took with this camera since I got it for Christmas 2006 shows a ship on Huangpu River and the Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong seen from Gucheng Park.

From People's Square to Xinzha Lu

Huangpu

According to a Chinese friend that’s one of the best restaurants around there.

Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu

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. ;-)

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

dodo club

dodo club

That one is an insider.

Huangpu night

Huangpu
Huangpu
Construction site
Construction site
Construction site

I was taking a picture of this truck that had destroyed Ouwen’s jacket when one of the workers asked me to take a picture of them.

Construction site
Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu

Huangpu night

Old city at night

"Fresh"
"Fresh"
Market street
Market street
Market street
Market street
Fuxing Road

Fuxing Road divides the old city.

Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai
Market street
Market street
Shanghai
Shanghai
Bund House

Old house, new sign.

City Gold Temple

The tourist guide showed a great image of an empty bridge to Yuyuan Garden. What we found was an overcrowded City God Temple.

“Temple”, an interesting expression. I’d rather call it shopping mall or tourist center. Not the kind of thing I need. I don’t like it when everyone tries to sell me something. I prefer having a look and then talking to someone if I need help. No “here T-Shirt” or “very nice”. And – same thing in the supermarkets – everyone’s always pointing at some random thing as if it was the newest, greatest, best.

Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao

New bridge in the old city

New bridge in the old city
New bridge in the old city
New bridge in the old city

Why is there a bridge? You can walk under it but it seems too steep to cross it. Perhaps it’s a fountain? I’ll keep an eye on it.

Trip to the old city

Shanghai
Shanghai
Dog?

Maybe dog.

Shanghai

Jin Mao Tower and World Financial Center

Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai

Pudong at night

Pudong at night

I’ve never been a fan of the Oriental Pearl Tower on all those Shanghai postcards but standing under the gigantic spheres is an experience. I think I’ll go up to the viewpoint one day. By now, I really like the thing. The lights on the spheres change their color. Pretty awesome.

Little animals

“Little animals”. The show was closed so we’ll try again another day.

Pudong at night

The Bund was not illuminated but you can see a boat with a large screen. According to others it’s driving up and down the river all the time.

Pudong at night

Pudong seen from the riverside. You can see the World Financial Center in the background.

Pudong at night

Prohibitions and Oriental Pearl Tower.

Downtown Shanghai

Razor Ad

At first I thought this would be a mixture of a razor with an mp3 player though it looks more like a vacuum cleaner on this picture:

Razor Ad

A Chinese friend told me it definitely is a razor but I still don’t get it.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

A chopsticks shop

Police at Nanjing Road
Police at Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road
Lanterns on Nanjing Road

Lanterns on Nanjing Road

Vegetarian restaurant on Nanjing Road

Unfortunately we didn’t eat there. But thanks to my Chinese friend I finally got something without meat, fish, …:

Chinese noodles with vegetables

It looks very typical. They also serve these things at school.

Chinese noodles, sour

This is another, sour one.

Chinese noodles with egg and meat

And one with meat. But even the none vegeterians didn’t like it.

The soya egg

The soya egg. I learned that it’s impolite to spear something with the chopsticks but I still have no idea how to eat the egg otherwise.