Tag Archives: Shanghai

Photography: tidying up

We believe in tidying up – and that includes our photo library. But, oh, what a time-consuming task that is! We take a LOT of photos as we endlessly travel. If we don’t keep the photo library under at least … Continue reading

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Photographers (everywhere) around the world

We take lots of photos as we travel. And now, in a world filled with cellphones, just about everyone has a camera. It seems that everybody wants to record the special things they see.  But here’s where we’re different. We rarely … Continue reading

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Dressing up for a photo

In China, we observed professional photographers taking photos of (mostly) women who were dressed in traditional costumes and who posed in front of a scenic backdrop.  We saw it in Guilin.  We saw it in Shanghai. The lakes in Guilin … Continue reading

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The romance of train travel (maybe?)

We looked into flying from Shanghai to Guilin, China, and the two fares would have been almost $600.  Taking an overnight train seemed romantic and less expensive, with a fare of $224 for two of us in sleeping berths.  What … Continue reading

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Escape the urban chaos

We ventured out onto the streets of Shanghai every day eager to take in the huge city and to see all that we could. We did see many amazing sights.  We walked for endless miles in Shanghai through heat, hearing … Continue reading

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Saddle Up

We spent considerable time viewing the sculpture on display at the Shanghai Museum, especially two colored ceramic works from the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907AD). We strolled through the Furniture display, and, while it was interesting, it didn’t really appeal … Continue reading

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The dilemma of taking photos of strangers

We worry over whether and how to take photos of strangers as we travel.  What do you do? An old Chinese man gave us a nod and pointed to his rather large camera, as if to ask, “May I take … Continue reading

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