There are so many little, yet unique, things that make Shanghai such an interesting city to visit. In the picture below, you see a VERY interesting aquarium, which is actually built like a support column. I must admit, when it initially caught my eye, I wasn’t sure if it was a real aquarium. Upon further inspection, however, I can assure you the fish are real! When I originally entered this store, I didn’t even notice the aquarium, but it was a nice surprise to the day!
The picture below was on a ceiling tile in a store in Shanghai. I was very impressed by the colors and expression of the dragon. This dragon has four toes, so that means it was designed for a Noble. If the dragon had five toes, then it would have been designed for royalty.
In the next picture you can see how you enter a store protected by golden dragons! How exciting it must be for a young child to walk under the dragons.
Continuing with the use of colors, check out this picture. I love the use of bright, contrasting colors are used. This photo also shows a popular lantern, commonly visible all year long in China.
The final pictures for today are of the most photographed tea house in all of China. It is built over a small pond and the architectural style makes it very photogenic. There are so many windows in this tea house that you may need your sun glasses inside!
When I was at this famous tea house, I met several photography students photographing the structure. They were very nice and didn’t mind at all sharing the same object to photograph. In fact, we all had to laugh a little at ourselves for taking the same pictures.