CHINA IN PICTURES; SHANGHAI STORIES

Last week I was in Shanghai for work and met jet lag straight on, here are some of the pictures from that week, including 6am walks through the city while it was waking and I was searching for sleep…

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The mountains of the clouds

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The customary gas mask in your room for emergencies, wrapped in a velvet pouch 

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Waiting to something to clean

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The new climbing over the old

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Morning rituals

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Nanjing Road

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Dali time

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Start of the morning commute

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new mode of transport 

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Japanese dining

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Concept store Corso Como

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Passion Fruit Cocktail in the Coconut Paradise Restaurant 

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new buildings and old ways

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The People’s Square

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Red Queue and phone box

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Market streets

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Smoke and Flowers in the floor

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Funky food plates and twisting cutlery 

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Da Dong restaurant and our own Duck being sliced

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The Dragon’s Breath stealing the view on the Bund

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The year of the rain

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Old Town umbrellas 

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City God Temple of Shanghai

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And ending with a little consideration for the bottom…

All Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

 

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15 thoughts on “CHINA IN PICTURES; SHANGHAI STORIES

  1. merrildsmith

    So interesting, and there are so many juxtapositions of different things–ancient and modern, Asian and European, artificial and natural.
    I do love the clouds at the beginning though, too.

    1. deuxiemepeau

      The clouds were awesome in their massiveness! Juxtaposition is the perfect description for Shanghai. You have the feeling the entire city is being turned into the answer to western desires when I think westerners want to escape and see eastern influences which unfortunately have been built over! Another parking lot over paradise!

  2. Stefanie Neumann

    Thank you, Dami, for sharing those Shanghai stories with us. I very much enjoyed the tour!
    I imagine that jet lag walks like those you mentioned actually can help to take in all those new and very different impressions during the relative calm of early morning… But I doubt that personally I would have managed to successfully combine this with work… 😉 Cudos that you did!
    Much love,
    Steffi

  3. Kim Anthony Kersey

    Really awesome pics. Thank you for sharing. Glad you had some time to find these places as well enjoy some fine food in some beautiful places. Whole city looks spotless, well organized. Thanks, too, for the poem. Well done. Looks as though I should wait till I have some more money saved up before I take on Shanghai.

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thanks Kim for stopping by. It’s an interesting city of contrasts and if you stay away from the Gucci’s then it’s also extremely cheap for westerners! Best wishes

  4. Craig

    As someone who lives in China (Suzhou, one big city west of Shanghai), you’ve done a really wonderful job of capturing the feel of Shanghai and this region of China. Great photos!

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thank you Craig, It’s really nice to get approval from the inside. I tried my best to fill every free hour watching life pass by. Thanks for dropping by.

  5. tivamoo

    Thanks for bring beautiful picture of Shanghai… they are very true (:. I love Shanghai more than anywhere else as it’s my hometown. BTW you must be saying in a very good hotel to give you a mask in velvet pouch….

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Glad you liked the pictures! Especially as it’s your city so that’s real approval! I think some hotel like to make the foreigners feel more relaxed by adding the velvet pouch- it’s not my first emergency mask in China that was wrapped so well! Best wishes damien

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