Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dec 2012: When I saw people dancing in the streets


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So I land late at night in Shanghai.

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and by the time I check into the room, its very late, almost midnight.

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So popped out for a bite to eat. That’s where I was staying, the Shangri La.

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so wake up in the morning and before rushing off to work, take a peek outside. there’s the river..Its the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River. While it looks ok, Shanghai dumps most of its sewage into this river, only 4% is treated. And yes, it gets all of its drinking water from the river as well. Which makes the water smell and taste a bit funny. Wonder what the homeopaths would say? lol, did you know that by the time you drink Thames water, it would have passed through the digestive tracts of 7 people? :P

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Looking left

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there’s the Bavarian pub where I had a bite to eat.

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hello? dancing on the streets?

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hmmm, I guess this isn't dancing but Tai Chi..

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a barge moving up river

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peering across the river.

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I wonder what’s that wavy roof thingie?

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that is one extraordinary boat, what on earth is it?

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Down to the workshop room, I can see the bund

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Zooming in

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then we had a bit of a drinkie poo party

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some nice views across the river and on the Pudong side.  photo 23-IMG_6529_zpsf2c597a8.jpg

And then hoofed it back into the hotel..looking up at this extraordinary structure, hard to imagine that there was nothing here on this side of the riverbank just a few years back…extraordinary.

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