We found a breakfast place not too far from our hostel. This place is almost a hundred-year old.
All sorts of exotic breakfast items, even to a Chinese.
Beef soup (with cilantro), grilled buns, and glorious soy drink (original and red bean flavors).
The Bund, or Old Shanghai area.
Passing by calligraphy stationary shops.
Xinhua bookstore, one of the oldest bookshops in China. Parents and kids anxiously waited for its opening.
A museum relief in several different languages.
Like many Chinese cities, the center of Shanghai featured People’s Plaza. There was a distinct structure next to it, Urban Planning Exhibition.
Workers busy changing out street plants.
The model of the bund buildings.
A detailed arial map on the first floor. People busy looking for their own places.
Our hostel is next to the Bund.
Where I used to study for my interpretation.
Second floor lined up all the photos of the old Shanghai.
Where it started.
New Years in Shanghai.
Projector pictures of how locals lived in different periods.
Model of the old streets.
3rd floor featured details on different buildings on the Bund.
Comparison of the Bund pictures from different periods.
An enormous model of Shanghai, building-by-building.
Huangpu River snaking through the city.
Shanghai Expo area. China Pavillion is the little red building on the right. .
The old Bund area (on the left) vs. the Pudong New Area (on the right).
A little “spaceship room”, where you take a little ride through the modeled city.
Layers of the earth under Shanghai.
Little kids taking a tour.
At the top floor.
A coffeeshop for people to take a break after touring all four floors.
We left something in the guest book.
It happened to be the birthday of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).