Happy 4th of July! I am at Shanghai’s Hangqiao Airport waiting for my flight to Shenzhen. The sequence of symbols is from Google’s homepage (I love it) and below that is the closest I can offer to a fireworks picture : the view from my hotel last night over Shanghai with the blue LED glow underneath one of the freeways (it gets switched off at 11pm). The Marriott at Tomorrow Square is unusual (for me at least) in that its lobby is on the 38th floor of a skyscaper building. My room was on the 45th floor, and the lounge is on the 60th. Consider that the Bank of China building has 73 floors and that 100 floors is pretty much as high as skyscrapers go.