Sunday, January 25, 2009


Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum

Saw Shanghai's iconic tower up close and personal, and Shanghai itself from the top.

Then went to the History Museum to learn about ancient China, the opium wars, the influence of the Jesuits, the foreign concessions, even opium dens, pleasure houses, the cotton trade, the opera, teahouses, the city's extraordinary architecture, and the popularity of coffee in Shanghai....and many other things.... but not a single reference to Mao or the Cultural Revolution. Thought that was ....odd. It was as though time stopped from 1935 through 1985, then just picked back up again without explanation here.

On the other hand, you can spend time in most museums in DC without seeing a whole lot about the Triangle Trade, Red Baiting, Teapot Dome, or Blackwater, so maybe it's not so strange. :-) We all have things we may not want to talk about with visitors.

These photos are amazing and your comments are.......typically you! ;o) Keep us updated on what's new in Shanhai! Love ya, Anne
Thanks, Annie!

As Popeye would say, "I yam whats I yam and that's all what I yam."

Shanghai is a fascinating place. I wish I had more time to really explore it, but the work was unrelenting, and my tired, aging, body can only take so much. Came home really sick. Took a few days to do anything more than sleep, dtink juice and down prescription meds. Back in MN right now.
What's up girlfriend? Where in the world are you? Could be anywhere! ;o) Love ya! Anne
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