CHINA – Shanghai
The park where I learn some tai chi.
The hotel where Charlie Chaplin and Einstein stayed.
A major shopping street with big name shops.
urban planning museum
An exhibit showing the development of Shanghai with an insane scale model of the city.
oriental pearl tower
TV tower with observation decks and a revolving restaurant.
shanghai ocean aquarium
A riverfront aquarium with jelly fish, sharks, penguins, and other fishes.
huangpu river cruise
We cram into a taxi van that takes us to the dock where we board a river cruise. Practically every building along the river doubles as a neon light show at night. Hour long cruises depart around 7 and 8:30pm.
shanghai oriental art center
Where we catch a piano concert.
At the Silkroad Factory learning how silk is made.
The silkworms arrive in big bags.
Buckets of silkworms are dumped in the hot water to extract the thread.
The thread is clumpy at first.
But they smooth it out and make reels.
Then they dye the thread.
And finally the silk is ready to make cat tapestries.