Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Walking Through Old Shanghai

A stroll through Old Shanghai is a feast for all of the senses -- in every direction you look!

The narrow, chaotic alleys are full of street vendors pulling carts of food around for sale, timeless people and scenes. Meat hangs from every available space, drying in preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year - a pair of ducks share a hanger next to some drying laundry. Bamboo scaffolding is the only kind around and each alley turn brings you to another treasure trove of sights, smells and sounds where abacus calculators still hang in view.

1 comment:

Molly W. said...

It is a feast (albeit not an always appetizing one) for the eyes thats for sure!