At first we cancelled the trip to Gaoqiao due to rain, but after picking up Kent's tailor-made suits and eating lunch, we decided to go ahead as it had cleared. We are sure glad we did!
Met Bruno at the Century Avenue Metro station and took Line 6 north almost to the end. We were still in Pudong, but in the town of Gaoqiao!
From the Metro station, we followed the canal:
The amazing back of the building on the canal:
Arched bridge for pedestrians only:
Old carved wood and slate roof tiles:
Then one of the men led us down an alley to the pedestrian street to another Qing-style house, and motioned us in. This was a museum to show the lifestyle of the (wealthy) Ling Family.
View of entry courtyard and gate:
In a room of farm implements, an outfit made from animals hairs:
First view of Holland Village:
Holland Village is another of the "One City, Nine Towns" plan. Designed by the Dutch firm Kuipers Engineering, the village is modeled on Kattenbroek, a suburb of Amersfoort in the Netherlands.
It also contains replicas of other Dutch landmarks, such as the Hofwijck Mansion in Voorburg:
A much reduced replica of the Netherlands Maritime Museum:
Unusual brick design:
The sun is trying to come out!
First view of the windmill:
A replica of the Magere Brug/Skinny Bridge in Amsterdam:
On a clear day, one could better see the two tallest buildings in downtown Pudong from here:
And all on the back of his motorbike:
Kent and Bruno enjoy theirs: