China 2006 - Shanghai Oct. Interesting II
Famous Yu Yuan Gardens in the sunshine - very Chinese-looking, but very touristy
View down the main street - a temple or garden has been on this site since 1559
Gold good-luck tree in the gardens
And of course a new Dairy Queen (the Starbucks is to the
right, out of the picture).
Dairy Queen is my favorite ice cream place in the world (and in my hometown).
Super-sized American tourists, in front of Dairy Queen
Old Chinese man as a tourist
Men moving wire, heavy wire, down the stairs - they were working hard and struggling all the way
Wire shops, where you can buy anything electrical; in very tight quarters
Pipe shop - all pipe, all the time !
And the Hangpu River is now complete with a new river advertising ship !
Not all is booming in Shanghai - this is an abandoned old theater near the Suzhou creek
Men playing Chinese Chess
Family sitting outside mostly torn-down buildings near the hotel - child was very colorful, even from afar