Now, don’t get too excited; I’m a reluctant photographer, to put it mildly. One of those people who doesn’t like to interrupt the flow of their real life/real time experiences, stepping back from them in order to compose a shot, and thus somehow placing them at one remove. If a picture paints a thousand words, then give me the thousand words every time.
However, I did force myself to take the odd few snaps here and there. As usual, click on each thumbnail for a larger version.
This was my (and later J’s) apartment, in the Zigui Gardens complex on Wenxing Lu. Acceptably contemporary, wouldn’t you say?
Left: one of the strange group of ceramics that hung above the telly in the sitting room.
Right: me and some old stone geezer, at the tomb of General Yue Fei.
Stone Buddhas, carved into the rock at the base of Feilai Peak.
Views of the amazing Lingyin Temple.
Left: view over the West Lake.
Right: Lovely Puff!
Left: window cleaners on a Shanghai tower block.
Right: the Jingmao building, Pudong district, Shanghai. I think this is currently the city’s tallest building. The Hyatt Hotel starts on the 54th floor; J and I had a coffee up there.
The amazing cake shop on Wensan Lu, snapped just in the nick of time before I was asked to move on. They must have thought I was a spy from a rival cake shop.