In the lobby, they were having a Japan Fair:
This mall is based on the Japanese department store, the Isetan. They had brought in lots of Japanese products to sell. I ended up getting a purse there, with a shoulder strap!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Barbara showed me a couple of shopping finds she had discovered. First, I have no need to go all the way to Qibao for indigo-dyed fabric items. Here in Shanghai there is the Chinese Hand-printed Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall:
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Shanghai has embraced the American holidays of Halloween and St. Valentine's Day, but not St. Patrick's Day! The few Irish pubs disdained to follow American traditions, so we did not have our corned beef and cabbage (what poor Irishman could afford corned beef brisket?!). It's lucky we don't need green beer! So we had some traditional Irish fare of fish'n'chips and lamb stew, along with Irish beer.
Kent started the day at the Camel Sports Bar with Barbara & John, to catch a few NCAA basketball games. Later we all met for lunch.
On Tianjiao Road, O'Malley's is ready for St. Patrick's Day revelers:
Sunday, March 18, 2012
A day for Longtang walks. Longtangs are laneways...
Metro Line 1 to Shaanxi Nan Road, and a walk down Huaihai Road to see this greenspace:
Lots of safety posters and murals:
This mannequin was caught with his pants down:
On Jinxian Road, the other end of 56 Gourmet Zone:
We need a list of shops for this Longtang.