Sunday, January 20, 2013
Being the first decent Sunday in a while, we went ahead with the outing planned with Colin and Sharon. Their driver, Tony, took us "very quickly" to Qingpu on Highway G50. Tony was the one to point out that the right lane was the emergency lane of the highway, but then said it was okay to use it for short distances (i.e., to pass on the right!), which he did often.
We were first dropped off at the Qushui Yuan/Zigzag Channel Garden, one of the five classical gardens of Shanghai (including YuYuan, GuyiYuan in Nanxiang, QiuxiaYuan in Jiading, and ZuibaichiYuan in Songjiang), and the final one on our list to visit.
Established in 1745, the garden is very well maintained.
Carved stone gate:
Next, Qingpu Oriental Land.