Shanghai..... largest city in the world!
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So we went on from Xian to shanghai. Xi'an was a wonderful city that I would have loved to spend several days at. The city wall and market are things I read about but did not get to see..... I need to go back....
SHANGHAI: MAY 7, 8 and 9, 2007 huge huge city. I think it is 19 million people..... over 4000 buildings over 20 stories: there was lots of shopping but honestly the stores we saw were quite up scale. and not what we were looking for.
I had had an itch on my back for a few days and when we first got to shanghai it was tiny tiny red dots. Later that afternoon I had large red dots.
David and I took a taxi and found our tour group standing in a circle next to the door of the Acrobat show (do not miss this show) They cheered when we ran up and we all ran inside. The show was amazing. They juggled, tossed pots, did magic, rode motorcycles, danced, floated on ribbons, and had aerial artists... to name just a few: there really was something for everyone!
After the show the motorcycle girls and guys were standing: I waited and waited for a man to move out of my way so I could take a picture.
Shanghai is the largest city in the world. it is immense. It has over 4,000 skyscrapers over 20 stories high. We saw that feng Shui was used and many circles and open air (even a building with a huge opening half way up.) They have a building going up now that is the tallest in the world. they are at 102 stories and have not divulged how many stories they are stopping at..... amazing.
We went to the Shanghai Museum: This place rocks! We could have spent days there. But, because we were on a tour we had only 3 hours.. We got a bunch of wonderful pictures: Their porcelain display was so wonderful: some of the pieces were BC: The bronze wing was also amazing. I could not believe the ages of some of the pieces.
We went to the Pearl Tower and rode the incredibly fast elevator to the observation floor. there is also a restaurant: i would love to eat there on a later visit. the view was wonderful but so was the smog. (see pictures)Shanghai had some wonderful sites.
We also went to a nice temple that had a large white jade Buddha. It was in the style of India so it was a reclining Buddha. The yard of the Lamasery was so nicely landscaped and there were large brass pots ... (not really the right word.... ) that had incense burning. David started sneezing.... Inside had many golden Buddhas in different poses. It was allowed to photograph them so we got several nice shots.
************ sorry everyone...... I put suzhou: city of gardens pictures on this page instead of the next entry******** I wrote about suzhou & more pictures next****