In the morning, I head out for a walk through Shanghai and see that the people in the convention group are all lined up outside, waiting for a tour. And, around the corner are buses, waiting for them.
Buses lined up by the hotel in the morning
Dropping off at school in the morning
Around the corner, I pass the entrance to People's Park, but don't go in today. I'll save that for another time. It's a great park, but we're on a walk through the city today.
Entrance to People's Park
At the end of People's Park, there is a good example of Old Shanghai and new Shanghai, the old clock tower in the former Shanghai Art Museum (moved to the Shanghai Expo 2010 China Pavilion in 2012) and the JW Marriott tower.
Old and new towers
Nanjing Road, alongside People's Park, is, like many main streets, decorated with flowers in planters. This really helps brighten up the city.
Flowers on Nanjing Road alongside People's Park
Food available inside
As I leaving Nanjing Road and head south, I start to pass construction. Shanghai is still building, tearing down the older structures and putting up newer, higher ones. The site on the right is the new Four Seasons Hotel.
Construction sites in Shanghai
And, still much is done by hand.
Sorting and removing the rubble
While, across the street, someone practices his flute in the corner of a building, where he won't bother the neighbors.
Practicing in the morning
I'll keep walking and share some more in the next posting.