Monday, June 11, 2012
Although I started quite late in the day, I decided to do the first of the Treasure Hunts sponsored by the Time Out Shanghai monthly magazine. Despite typos and number errors, I managed to find my way, and find the answers to five questions.
The Treasure Hunts are meant to be walks to explore "new" parts of the city, and nicely begin and end at Metro stations. However, as I suppose they cannot make it too easy for you, they do not specify the Metro Line.
We have already been to many of these places, which will be linked to the previous blog.
The first Treasure Hunt is titled "Find Hidden Gems in the Heart of the City."
Starting at People's Square Station (Metro lines 1, 2 & 8), you take exit 8 and head across Nanjing Xi Lu to the sidewalk in front of the Shanghai Sports Bureau:
YMCA, built in 1928. Inside is a hall of sports-related sculptures:
Huanghe Road, the famous food street off Nanjing Xi Lu:
Next you turn into Lane 270 off Nanjing Xi Lu:
This dragon has been painted gold since we last saw it:
We were to note the number:
You make a left turn before the lane narrows:
Jing'an Sculpture Park. Active basketball courts:
In front of No. 2, we were to note what is etched in gold paint atop a stool:
Continue straight on the main lane, then turn left just before the lane narrows. When you can go no further, turn right: