House 193

Very near my home, in Xujing west of Shanghai, lies House 193. I’ve walked past it many times, fascinated by the slightly eerie decay of this place. Today, I decided to take my camera with me and document it.

Mostly, I let these photos speak for themselves. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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The bridge leading up to House 193.

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Somebody used to cook here.

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Footsteps on the door.

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Yours truly ๐Ÿ˜‰

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At the fish market

This week I visited the big fish market right by Zhenru subway station here in Shanghai. I do love fish and seafood, but when visiting a market, I am equally interested in the people who work and shop there ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy my pics ๐Ÿ™‚

Very fresh indeed.

This lady got a good, full catch at the market today…

Ready to be handled, 1.

Ready to be handled, 2.

Some fun at your workplace you should have!

Salmon and such.

Happy face! Mom is on lunch break and I get to spend time with her ๐Ÿ™‚

Makes my mouth water.

Waiting for customers.

Not a very happy face.

On display.

Goofing off with friends is always nice…

… some, however, totally focus on explaining to presumtive customers why their shop is the best in the whole market!

Ohhhhh, I should have bought. But, then again, I can always go back…

Beach life, Hainan style

I just came home from a couple of days in Hainan, a.k.a. The Hawaii of China. Well. I’ve never been to Hawaii, so I don’t know how accurate that “nickname” is. But I did like the place very much, especially the gorgeous beaches.

Here are some impressions of beach life in Hainan. All these photos I took with my mobilie phone (Sony Ericsson Mini Pro), and processed them with “Lomo kamera”, an android app that I am very much in love with at the moment ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy my pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

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Before the storm

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Deserted flower

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Is it just me detecting a big smile here?

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“Sweetie, did you put on enough sun screen?”

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Leading line.

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Anyone for beach volley?

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Me, grandma and the ocean.

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Pigtail Princess and dad venturing out in the water.

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Sweetheart and me texting away close by the waves.

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Look!

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Somewhere in the French Concession

The French Concession is a much preferred part of Shanghai for street photographers. And I definitely understand why – there’s always something interesting going on here, and lots of fascinating architecture too.

A couple of weeks ago, I had some time to kill, so I went to the FC with my camera.

Here are my pics. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

I am Tailor, but I am not in.

And then – he went away.

Two sudden bursts of colour,

Now let’s all get in a cheerful mood despite this horrible shanghainese winter chill, shall we?

Some more colour to ward off winter weariness.

Some down-time. On her own, watching the ways of the world.

Stilleben.

Stilleben 2.

Stilleben 3.

Anyone want to buy porcelain? If not, we’ll just continue our delightful chat.

Hey grandma, watch it!

Welcome to Xujing, part 2

 

Yesterday was a biting cold but also very beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine here in Shanghai. I biked out into my neighbourhood again and this time chose the eastern parts of Xujing, near the metro station East Xujing. This area is mostly fields and industries, but new residential complexes are popping up. So there is a lot of construction work going on.

I let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around People’s Square on a rainy day

On Monday this week, I had planned to explore People’s Square and its surroundings. Well, Monday morning came – and it rained like crazy. Also, my stomach was not well (probably due to pain killers I started to take for tendonitis).

So what do I do? I go anyway. Of course! Because I know how intriguing Shanghai can look in foggy, rainy weather. I also know that there are plenty of public toilets around, should I need one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are a couple of pictures. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow Square with raindrops falling on the camera lens.

Thumbs up for green light.

Shanghai, we soon have a lift-off.

Lady in pinkish purple was standing on the pedestrian bridge for a long time, happily chatting away on her phone – in the middle of the pouring rain.

Different shades of grey.ย I found it kind of cute that the fountain was turned on in this weather.

Well I don’t know what to say about this picture really, except that I like it. That multitude of white birds in the trees … comforting or menacing?

Small rainbow against greyishness.

Red lanterns and a cheery tune. Just what you need on a day like this.

Last shot this day, taken through the car window, going home.

Welcome to Xujing

I live in the town of Xujing, in the western suburbs of Shanghai. Here, you can still find a piece of rural life amidst flashy villa compounds and office high rises. This Saturday, a beautiful winter day with mild temperatures, sunshine and a blue sky, I took a long bike ride in the neighbourhood. And here are some of the pictures I took.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Little doggy. Curious and actually quite eager to be photographed.

Greenhouse, earth and sky.

View from a bridge.

View from a road onto other roads. And water.

Resting boat.

In a couple of months, these fields will be even greener.

Stilleben with old bridge, sky and power line. Kind of powerful, me thinks.

Somebody must be missing a slipper.

Well, well. All is well that ends well. Or something like that.