Monday, October 17, 2011

Shanghai Day 2

Hi friends! Yesterday was incredible! We visited old Shanghai and it was one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life.

We stayed for many hours and took tons of photos!

This was one of my favorite spots. So colorful and what you always think of when you think of China!

The detail in the architecture is incredible! I can't imagine how long it took to build these buildings way back when!

It was a hot tourist spot. So many people were there! Not many Americans though! I've gotta say I've never felt so outnumbered!!

After we spent many hours there and collected many souvenirs, we went back to the secret spot Grandpa told us about to pick up just a few more items.

This is what it looks like! It almost looks like a sketchy flee market but if you look inside of their tents...

They're super nice! Lots of silk clothes, bags, chopsticks, jewelry, etc. etc....

There's too many cool things to choose from! I love these little men but decide not to get one. There's only so much space in my suitcase sadly...

I've only seen these "brushes" at the market grandpa told me about. I've bought a ton of them! They're so neat and colorful and I feel like they're very special since I've never seen anything like it before. I'm going to put them in a clear vase and display them in my home. A very cool China keepsake if you ask me!

Love all of these old clocks! Wanted to get one for Scott to put on his desk but they're quite heavy and pretty expensive.

Beautiful china pieces--one of a kind and hand painted!

Tons and tons of jewelry. Of course I've stocked up!

Trying to talk the lady into giving me a cheaper price! It's not too hard to do. They start out with a crazy high number and you always talk them into half...of half of half! Haha.

Shanghai at night! Stunning!!!
Okay! In the cab and off to Hong Kong. We'll have all day to explore and I'm looking forward to what's in store!

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