Saturday, November 3, 2012
Ha! Tried once again to have lunch at a Vegetarian Lifestyle restaurant, trying a third address, and struck out. Okay, time for burgers.
It was getting overcast, so we decided to go to the Shanghai Brand and Matchbox Label Museum.
Take Metro Line 2 to the Loushanguan Lu station. Take Exit 4 and head west on Tianshan Lu. Turn at the next right onto Gubei Lu. You will see the road rise to go over a bridge. Stay on the sidewalk to reach the stairs taking you up on the bridge. Once you cross the bridge, you will see the museum on the right.
There are matchstick columns:
There was a miscellaneous display of older Chinese labels.
Florida Water was apparently a toilette water:
There were labels from the industries along Suzhou Creek.
And finally a few matchbook covers:
Starting with Colorful Fire-takings:
Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite:
The third floor had framed matchbox labels by the hundreds. At first they were sorted by country of origin.
Here is the Flaming Roo, made in Indonesia:
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A walk through Grand Gateway Shopping Center. It's hard to see, but there are pointed studs on the toes of these boots:
Outside, you couldn't miss this shiny BMW:
Post office atrium decoration:
A Shanghai fox-dog: