Saturday, April 14, 2012

South Bund Fabric Market & eco Design Fair (4/14/2012)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Near Jiaotong University, Catalpa ovata blossoms:

Thursday, April 12, 2012 
On Nanjing Xi Road, some very colorful Ranunculus
(They were taken out the next week!)
Acer palmatum atropurpureum/Red Japanese Maple:
Over on Wulumuqi Road, there are dragons walls, so here is a dragon hedge:
Chinese bakery:
The Avocado Lady's produce shop:
The Consulate General of Iran:
Next door to the Consulate General of the USA:
Both across from a triangle park:
With a sculpture:

Saturday, April 14, 2012
At Grand Gateway, this guy is taking away the dirty linens:
The bundles are a wide as they are long!
Does this lady know what her cap says?
Down near the South Bund, a Lorapetulum tree, and there are white lorapetulum shrubs as well:
On Lujiabang Road, the South Bund Fabric Market:
Or specifically the South Bund Soft-Spinning Material Market!
All types of fabrics are available to make just about anything. Fabrics like velour:
Shop #368:
With nearly 100 shops on each of three floors, there are a lot of tailors in this place!
Kent gets measured for custom-tailored shirts:
Here are some snazzy shirt styles:
Need a prom dress?
I was wondering where the jewelry was, then outside the back door:
I bought three pairs of earrings for 50 RMB (~$8).
We all know James Tailor!
Over on the banks of the Huangpu River, Wharf 1846:
Now an entertainment complex.
Some exterior lighting:
Restaurant greeters:
View towards China's tallest buildings, including one presently being built:
Motorcycle with sidecar:
The Cool Docks, another entertainment complex, includes "Sunshine Beach:"
Just a couple giant sandboxes.
Went to the eco Design Fair at The Cool Docks. The directory was impressive.
The fair itself, well...
The eco Values Art Exhibit:
Urban Farming Exhibit:
These look like dumpling steamers: 
But they are compost bins:
The eco Stage:
The Cool Docks signage:
The Waterhouse, a boutique hotel:
Looks like a rusted out dump.
Jason Atherton's Table No. 1 Restaurant:
Atherton was Executive Chef at Gordon Ramsay's London restaurant, Maze.
At the Waterhouse, the eco Marketplace with a bamboo trike:
On Wai Ma Road, a pimped Bentley:
Can you see the pattern in the black?
On Wangjiamatou Road, four guys are needed to wind the roto-rooter through the sewer line:
As they knock down buildings, they have people going through the rubble, collecting all the wood, or all the bricks, etc.
Families still live here:
We ran into the local fabric market:
A shop selling paper houses for your ancestors:
And a snack shop.
Spread a sheet, lay out your wares, and you are in business:
A key shop:

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