It’s true, I gave in and finally got a phone from the company of Jobs. Other than the 24-7 access to e-mail and procrastination there’s also a bevvy of good photo processing apps which I’ve had fun messing with.
In no particular order here is a scrapbook of recent photos.
Bikes in Shanghai – the work horses of local industry, the transport of choice for many, and family cars for some. The engenuity of the bikes and the characters that ride them around Shanghai – and China for that matter – is worth a stop and gawk.
To mark 60 years of the People’s Republic of China the Shanghai Exhibition Center is showing off some of the nation’s triumphs in photo form.
We accidentally came across the show while taking a shortcut though the exhibition centre grounds – many locals were lining up to get in which is usually a tell-tale sign of something good is going on. We’re not sure if were were supposed to pay but it looks like the event is actually free (Read: nobody askef for us for money).
Once inside the exhibition starts at the beginning of the People’s Republic of China back in 1949 and follows the history of the current nation in many fantastic photos.
If you’re walking past the area it’s worth popping in just to see the photos. All of the descriptions for the photos are in Chinese so if you cannot speak or read the language then it might be worth grabbing a friend who can help. Here are just a few of the pictures from the event:
Shanghai 1990 – 2009
I can’t imagine another city has seen such crazy growth as this. Perhaps Dubai.
Deng Xiaoping with Margaret Thatcher
Last week @pat1982 and myself went scouting for places to take night shots of Shanghai. In our first expedition we took the following long exposure photos of the various elevated highways.
With a parching thirst consuming our vitals we headed around the corner to Xintiandi to seek out a good German beer and take a few night shots – more of those photos to follow. For now, here’s the scaled down Web version of some of the shots:
As the lack of updating shows I’ve been in search of snow in Japan – and happy to say found vast quantities of it to ski. As with most holidays I’m now back doing some work and playing catchup so for the time being I’ll leave you in the hands of the entertaining snow monkeys we visited in Jigokudani (Hell Valley) just outside Nagano.
More travel posts from Japan to follow.