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Shanghai and Ningbo

Part 1: Shanghai and Ningbo
Part 2: Tianyi Pavilion
Part 3: Ningbo's Chinatown
Part 4: Shanghai
Part 5: World Expo 2010


In Shanghai again. This time we checked into the HengSheng Peninsula hotel. This is my view out the window of my room, on the 15th floor. A slum. Actually, something about this little neighborhood intrigues me. I like it.
There's a rooftop viewing deck on the 26th floor of the HengSheng Peninsula. From here you can see the Bund and the Astor House Hotel.
Closer look at the Astor House from atop the HengSheng Peninsula.
Looking towards the river (towards the east, the opposite side from my hotel room -- where the sunset can be seen), there's another charming little neighborhood. Funny story. While I was looking over this view, I heard a banging sound. I looked for visible clues as to where the sound was coming from, but couldn't see anything. But because the sound kept repeating, I could zero in on where the sound was coming from. See that arrow? My ears told me that spot was exactly where the banging was coming from. I was done taking pictures for now, so I took the glass elevator straight down to the ground, walked out and across the street to that intersection, and yes. There was a man there, dismantling a temporary wooden structure with the back end of a hatchet. I amazed myself by being able to tell, from 26 stories up, exactly where a sound was coming from.

I thought this neighborhood was charming. Little food shops, people buying groceries for dinner and chatting with each other. One man took his groceries into this cute arched walkway.

Shanghai's Bund at night, viewed from atop the HengSheng Peninsula.
I'm going to have to find out what this structure's name is. I just kept thinking of it as "the Tennis Ball Needle."


Part 1: Shanghai and Ningbo
Part 2: Tianyi Pavilion
Part 3: Ningbo's Chinatown
Part 4: Shanghai
Part 5: World Expo 2010

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