An afternoon at Qi bao Old Street
Qi bao Old Street in Shanghai – 七宝老街 – gives you an idea of what smaller towns around Shanghai ues to look like in “the good old days” (a couple of hundred years ago).
The town Qi bao, which was built about a thousand years ago, is about two square kilometers in size, and is intersected by two water lanes. It is a lovely place to go if you get tired of the hustle and bustle of hectic downtown Shanghai, but don’t have the time or energy to get out of the city.
Here are my impressions of Qi bao, and it’s visitors, on a mild and sunny, lovely November afternoon.
Almost like Venice, no?
Taking some time out.
Of course you have to take a photo of your sweetheart at the picturesque bridge …
Angling luck on this day was … so-so. As you can see, some lost interest totally…
What to make of this? He withdrew because he got tired of all that girly talk? Or he feels left out?
I dunno, but I guess the conversation is going somewhat like this: “Nahhhhhhh, he really said that?!? Get OUTTA here!”
Such a handsome gentleman!
Portrait painting business was kinda slow on this particular day …
…but some painters were actually busy. Oh, and check out the ueber-cute granny in the middle of this pic!
Lots of goodies to be bought and munched in Qi bao…
Have no idea what this is, but I’m sure it’s delicious.
By all means, interpret this anyway you want.
Geeez, look! they even have a Customers’ Complaint Office hereabouts 🙂
Women are from Venus, men are from Mars, and never the two shall meet … and all that crap, y’know…well, nice lanterns anyway…
Saving the best for almost the last … sorry to use foul language now, but F-CK, F-CK, F-CK, am I proud of this shot or what?!?!
Well good night, y’all…
… time to go home.