Nanjing Road is the main shopping street in Shanghai, packed with world-famous high-end shops. But, in addition to the shops, the street and neighborhoods have great sculptures and small gardens, randomly scattered along the way. Walking from People’s Square to the Jing’an Temple at the corner of Nanjing Road and Changchu Road takes about 45 minutes, at 6:30 in the morning, before the crowds come out and pack the street (and before I have to head off to meetings). And, the crowds do come out on Nanjing Road!
Here are some of the sights I come across in my morning walk, random discoveries as along the way. This is why I walk through cities!