Monday, 25 May 2015


被禁止 (forbidden) is not a word that is used very often in modern language. It's probably a translation thing but so many of the English signs in China contained the word 'forbidden',  to the extent that it became a bit of a joke. It seemed to me that in a country where there are so many rules, where so much is or has been 'forbidden' the Chinese people are not really rule followers. Overall it was a very mind expanding trip, my views on China have definitely shifted. We all live the lives we do because of China and yet we can be very scathing. The Chinese government is working hard to provide for its people. We ignore or dismiss China at our own peril.
Just a few more images and then that is that.

Daniel's Laneway apartment block. He's the only european living there, on the 6th floor.
 Apartment view dominated by unique clothes lines.
Daniel's apartment from the door, bathroom on left. Small but adequate in a city of 25,000.000.
 Xintandi, my favourite shopping spot.
Luxury shopping mall window display.
The one on the left (Shanghai World Financial Centre)  is the one I went up, the one on the right (Shangahi Tower) is the new tallest building in Shanghai, the middle one is the Jin Mao tower. 
The perspective is deceiving. That's China.

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