Just a few pictures from Sunday, since it’s Monday morning and the work is stacked up on my desk (figuratively speaking).
1. This underground mall at a Line 2 metro station says Everything you need, nothing you don’t.
2. The exit at People’s Square station shows a beautiful Art Deco style building (the brown one – but you knew that, right?). The crazy UFO top building is a Radisson Hotel. One cannot be an architect in Shanghai and be bland : that would be a mortal sin.
3. To translate People’s Square into Chinese, go 人民广场 rén mín guǎng chǎng or man – citizen- wide – open space. Note the cell phone bar code image next to it. My phone cannot read it. Boo-0o! I need to trade in my business-like Blackberry for a Google Droid phone !
4. I stood in line for 30 mins to get into the Shanghai museum, similar to the Hong Kong Museum of Art, maybe a little bigger. There were lines inside the museum for some of the exhibits as well. This is an ox-shaped wine vessel or zun from around 500 BC.