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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Return to China -- Part 40, Shanghaied Again

Our last stop on the tour was Shanghai, my favorite city in China. We had been there before and visited some of the same places we had seen then, but there is always something new and entrancing to experience in this, one of the most modern cities in the world. This time we were going to see a different side of the city.

Shots from the bus:

Our first stop was at the Shanghai History Museum. We welcomed this opportunity to see things we had missed last time we were here.

Statues of mythological beasts flank the entrance to the building.

Last time I had not had an opportunity to spend much time in the furnishings section, much of which consisted of magnificent reconstructions of traditional rooms. 

Or beautiful cabinets, tables and chairs.

This is for my friend Ann who insisted that I had to take a picture of it.

In the ethnic cultures section they were featuring a display of traditional Tibetan ritual masks..

Then it was back outside onto the streets of Shanghai and on to our next destination.

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