My China: visitors are expected not to urinate or shit

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Sun, Huangpu river and skyscrapers.  Shanghai. A thriving, cosmopolitan megapolis. And then there’s Beijing with its imperial gardens, forbidden cities, walls and Mao’s. It’s been already almost a month since I came back from the Far East, so I thought I’d just share a few random observations of mine and attach here a couple of photos for your viewing pleasure.

Shall we begin?

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(Yours truly reading at Frankfurt airport)

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(People’s square in Shanghai. People walking around, carrying parasols for sun-protection)

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(People’s square without people)

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(The Shanghai Museum)

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(The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower. A view from nearby People’s square, next to Moore’s Memorial Church.)

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(A modest shopping mall in Shanghai)

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(Shanghai Science and Technology Museum)

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(Shanghai public parks rules for visitors. Read and marvel!)

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(People dancing in Luxun park in Shanghai)

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(The convenient ambivalence of the East. “The man to be loved or hated” – a quote from the Chinese travel guide.)

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(Nanjing Road in Shanghai)

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(Nanjing road abound in shops and stores)

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(The financial district of Pudong, Shanghai. Built in merely 26 years. Breathtaking.)

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(Tiananmen Square in Beijing)

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(Portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate)

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(Chairman Mao watching over Tiananmen square)

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(A tired comrade in Beijing.)

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(Cantion Danger!)

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(The Temple of Heaven in Beijing)

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(Tiantan Park)

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(Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum at Tiananmen square in Beijing)

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(Class International Avel! Ad in Beijing)

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(Bird’s Nest, Beijing National Stadium)

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(The Great Wall)

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(The Great Wall again)

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(The Forbidden City in Bejing)

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(This makes me happy. Life 1849:))

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(Mind your step!)

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(I was informed that many Chinese movies are being made on this street. I wonder why.)

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(The Masters in the National Museum of China in Beijing.)

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(Buddha, Jesus and a mysterious stranger riding on a donkey. Modern art museum in Shanghai.)

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(Desire.)

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(Simulacrum)

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(A street cat named Bob)

So that’s that.

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