Over 4 inches of rain predicted for today. Time to go to a museum. We chose to go to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, because it is reported to be connected to the Metro. First of all, we came out of the wrong exit, so we did walk a bit outdoors, but it was not raining yet. You could see dark clouds in the distance.
The Science and Technology Museum was built in 2001:
A little bit Natural History Museum, the Animals' World (sic) was established through a donation by Kenneth E. Behring, founder of the Global Health and Education Foundation. One whole side of the gallery was crowded with animal specimens from Africa, in "realistic" poses:
Here is North America, with fighting turkeys:
A rainforest waterfall:
This face demonstrates odor recognition:
Demonstrating voice or sound recognition, this activity allowed you to command the puppy what to do (in Chinese):
A little bit Historical Museum, with reproductions of science experiment "labs" through the ages:
A little bit amusement arcade, the Human and Health section had you testing yourself:
This little girl was punching the bag simultaneously with both hands:
The Magic Room:
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Father's Day!
Even though it's Sunday, we spent an hour and a half at the bank trying to straighten out a problem with our ATM card. I guess the bank is open every day of the week here...
We hopped on the Metro to go to Wujiang Road, that food street we visited recently. This time to try the best fried dumplings in Shanghai, from Yang's. Yang's used to be a small shop at the other end of Wujiang, but was displaced by construction. Now they are on the second floor of a shopping mall, but they are still tiny:
How to meet girls in Shanghai:
One of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party and the first premier of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong lived in Shanghai on several occasions.
A bicycle that will keep going and going: