Sunday, April 3, 2011
A rainy, drizzly Sunday is a good day to go the Shanghai Museum. Admission is free, so we can do a section at a time, at our leisure.
We were surprised there was a line waiting to get into the museum (there is an airport-style security check). Waited next to this lion:These white sculptures represent items within the museum, but we did not see any of these today.
Sago palms have no problems here in Shanghai!
Today we explored the 3rd floor. First Calligraphy, which started 3,000 years ago as bone oracles (written on bones of large animals or on turtle shells):
Bronze inscriptions were found from the Shang Dynasty (16th to 11th century BCE):
The atrium of the Shanghai Museum:
We had lunch at a sushi bar. They like to give the straw a decorative twist:
We went grocery shopping at Carrefour, which is a French chain that I had used in Switzerland. But this Carrefour is very different!
The frozen meat section has bins of unwrapped parts for you to rummage through and pick what you want: