Sunday, October 23, 2011

Local Shanghai (10/15-23/2011)

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Back in the French Concession, we looked for the "food street" of Jinxian Lu which has several western restaurants. Chose the one with a line, Pier 39 which is "California-style." Fortunately a very short line. We were given a battered menu:
Had a mostly pureed and herb-y clam chowder (which they also serve in a bread bowl) and a smoked salmon sandwich on a nicely crusted baguette.
This restaurant on Fumin Lu had children's chairs for those waiting for a seat:
We thought we had heard about all the burger places:
We tried the milkshakes at this place on Changle Lu; the chocolate had a hazelnut taste and the vanilla was artificially sweet.
Hairy crabs are in season:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Took a stroll down Hengshan Lu. First the Hengshan Community Church, a multi-denominational Protestant church with services in English at 2:00 and 4:00 on Sunday afternoons.
"Stained glass" decorations on the exterior wall:
At first it looked like a tourist tram!
All the pews were lined up on the walkway while they polished the church floor.
The church building across the green:
Church windows:
The ivy-covered facade:
This church, in Gothic-style, was built in 1925.
Practically across the street is the Phebe 3D nightclub:
Upstairs is a bowling alley:
Uh, oh, the leaves are starting to fall!
I also tried to find a "secret garden" at Jiatong University, but due to construction, I could not find a way in.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
A sidewalk seamstress:
The import grocery store:
Ready for Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2011
Kent took today off. It had rained, but seemed to be clearing. We discovered we had forgotten the map we had printed of the area at the end of Metro Lines 8 & 10. We were going to try to find a way to commute to the BASF offices in the northern part of Pudong.
First stop, Huangxing Park:
Gate detail:
Raindrops on cannas:
Boat rental place:
"Barefoot Playground:"
"Sport Beach:"
"Pictographic Stone:"
"Angling Pond:"
"Meteorological Station:" 
Bamboo fence:
View of lake islets:
Layered stone:
Monkey speaker:
Lakeside arbor:
Kent watching the black swan:
Striped stone:
Grotesque stone:
Black swan:
"Lotus Pavilion:"
Willow Bridge:
Wujiaochang section of Shanghai:
Shoppers sculpture:
Young couple sculpture: 
Median landscaping:
"The Egg" road overpass and "Sunken Garden" pedestrian underpass:

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Has its own blog: Nanxiang

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Took a walk through Xujiahui Park. This is the park on the grounds of the former Ta Chung Rubber Factory and they left the chimney:
Artificial lake:
Looking back at the chimney:
Elevated walkway:
Trimmed hedges:
Some round stones lying around:
Roller bladers:
video
We walked to Camel Sports Bar for breakfast and to watch the World Series.

Later I photographed the correct Bai/White Mansion:
They were preparing for a wedding:
Walking back home, we discovered the Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial: 
A tower of 3,000 railroad spikes made by sculptor Gloria Connan in 1990:
This was presented by the Governor of Illinois in 1991 in commemoration of the workers who were a major factor in connecting the East and West Coasts of the United States.
A music CD vendor:
Note his makeshift sound system.
A yummy custard from Lillian Cake Shop:

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