Springtime in Shanghai- SOL #22

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Spring has arrived in Shanghai! With the sun beating down from a clear, blue sky, a slight breeze in the air, we donned our sunnies and light jackets, and began our walk. Stopping off at a park to converse with the locals selling their wares, I bought some hand-painted postcards from a young lady. I was her first customer! Eggs, toast, and potatoes mixed with good conversation and a few laughs provided us with a burst of energy!Β What started out as a plan to walk to Element Fresh and brunch with my friend Ann turned into an afternoon of wandering, exploring, and enjoying the beauty happening around the city. Take a trip with us through our neighborhood in Shanghai.

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The crosswalk in the middle of the road is a bit weird, but once you get used to it, you hardly notice the bikes, scooters, and cars whizzing by you!

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Buds blooming, bursting with excitement at the change of weather, anxious to make their debut, greet us as we meander.

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A stop at the “big flower” for an obligatory selfie. The perfectly-manicured lawns, with their beautiful pansy beds provide a beautiful backdrop for us.

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Pansies! πŸ™‚

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An empty park in Shanghai on a sunny day! A rare find indeed! We enjoyed the weeping willow trees, which to us, seem very “Asian.”

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We found what looks like tulips growing on trees…they were beautiful and sweet-smelling!

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Even shoes need a little sunshine.

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Sherpa’s guys have a tough job! This one’s taking an afternoon nap in the sun, most likely waiting for his next delivery call.

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Yep, that’s a goat. On the sidewalk in Shanghai. Nothing really surprises me here anymore. πŸ™‚

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The construction site of our new campus. While we couldn’t get in, we peeked through a partially open gate. Things were happening above ground! Yay!

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And what day of walking around Shangers would be complete without a little window shopping? Here’s a look at some of the local fashion. I’m not gonna lie, I really love the baboon sweatshirt and the dog shirt. Took some self-restraint not to try them on. πŸ™‚

P.S. I’m so happy that I was able to walk over 8 miles yesterday with little back pain! πŸ™‚

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3 thoughts on “Springtime in Shanghai- SOL #22

  1. jaclynfre

    Love checking out your hometown this way. The pop of spring reminds me that I am nostalgic for the 4 seasons, of course. πŸ™‚ Beautiful!! Your fashion pix are fabulous. So fun! Hope you have a chance to scoop up the baboon before it’s out of stock.

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