Shanghai: Relax

My Chinese friends have often told me that, culturally, the south and north of China are the opposite of what we have in the states.  The northern section of the United States of America is considered to be more industrial and people there are always in a hurry and...

Shanghai: Feeding the Masses

Shanghai has an enormous population; that means that a lot of food needs to be readily available for everyone.  The photo below was taken near Shanghai. It lets me know that the ability to grow crops near the city does exist, so transportation would be simple and...

Shanghai: Old and New

For cities in China, Shanghai is a new one and definitely not considered an old one.  Even though Shanghai is a huge, new, and modern city, it still has signs of transitioning from old to new.  An interesting way to see this is to look at Shanghai’s skyline.  There...

Shanghai: Architecture at The Bund

The Bund is an area on the west bank of the Huangpu River; Zhongshan Road is the main thoroughfare in The Bund.  The Bund means embankment. This area in Shanghai was named for the bunds or levees in Baghdad along the Tigris River.  The word in Mandarin translates to...

Shanghai: Churches

Within a small geographic area in Shanghai, I came across multiple churches as I enjoyed my walk and sightseeing.  The first one had a very nice steeple with a large bell in it, and on top of that was a cross.  It was a large church made of brick, so I imagined that...