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China Shanghai Pudong Fog Architecture

3 November 2011

The bund

It stopped raining.
There was even a hint of blue sky, but it dissapeared fast, covered by what I presume is constant pollution.

Walking to the bund is about 30 minutes from where my hotel is, along the pedestrian shopping street which goes all the way there.

The bund has recently been overhauled, with more walking space and a complete lack of cheap gift stores, scammers, pop up merchants selling genuine parts of chairman mao or teracotta warriors etc.

The view of Pudong was obscured by pollution, cloud, mist and whatever else is in the air, much like Hong Kong, I have no idea when they take the actual photos showing it at its best.

Scooters are very popular here, not quite to Taiwan levels but its the preferred mode of transport. As mentioned, many of them are electric, and no one at all wears a helmet, ever, until today. I saw a tandem scooter (these seem to be used by old couples and dont go very fast). The man on the front was wearng a construction workers helmet and he looked so happy he may have been retarded.
Behind him, his wife was yelling non stop, and beating him over the head with an umbrella.
So, the helmet wasnt for protection from traffic, its for protection from his wife.

China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - My hotel breakfast. I wont take photos of it everyday I promise. The thing that looks like an ice cream scoop is a steam bun. I expected mystery meat,

My hotel breakfast. I wont take photos of it everyday I promise. The thing that looks like an ice cream scoop is a steam bun. I expected mystery meat, instead it was sweet.
Also for breakfast today were a few different vegetarian dishes, one featuring stir fried squid, the other 'preserved ham taste'.


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - Nannas practicing their sword skills.

Nannas practicing their sword skills.


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - Falun Gong flag wavers protesting apple. Occupy apple!

Falun Gong flag wavers protesting apple. Occupy apple!


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - The bund

The bund


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - More bund

More bund


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - Pudong dissapearing into asbestos laced mercury fog.

Pudong dissapearing into asbestos laced mercury fog.


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - !!!!! The evil hillsong church has managed to set up shop in China. I wonder what would happen if the priest that faked cancer and collected $30k from

!!!!! The evil hillsong church has managed to set up shop in China. I wonder what would happen if the priest that faked cancer and collected $30k from his church for treatment (booze and hookers) from his church pulled that stunt here?
I had a coffee here anyway, but there were no hand holding circles of teenagers plotting to convert sinners like there are in Australia.


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - Some sort of impressive statue, theres lots of them along here.

Some sort of impressive statue, theres lots of them along here.


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - This impressive monument had no English signage anywhere that I could find. Therefore I have worked out it is to celebrate the victory over the west,

This impressive monument had no English signage anywhere that I could find. Therefore I have worked out it is to celebrate the victory over the west, whos resources fuel our global expansion, the glorious day rapidly approaches...December 2012.


China-Shanghai-Pudong-Fog-Architecture - I couldnt bring myself to actually buy them from KFC, instead I paid 50 cents each. I couldnt decide to have one now and one later, or save them both

I couldnt bring myself to actually buy them from KFC, instead I paid 50 cents each. I couldnt decide to have one now and one later, or save them both for the evening. So I ate them both immediately, 1 bite each, eating tarts like a boss.


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