After lunch, it was back to work getting ready for my seminars until 5ish when we went to the Bund. This area, where the old colonial embassies were, is mostly a tourist spot and my hosts claim that none of the people there are from Shanghai. Lots of 1920s style art work thro....
The buildings face the Pudong river and are now mostly banks. The riverside itself is a wide walkway.
along the sides are very "communist" artworks
and the triangle thingy is a momument to the soldiers
After the Bund, we walked over to this "wlaking street" which is a major shopping district.
Then to the Seagull Resturant for dinner.,,,
Looking down the river at night.
I got to the hotel just in time for dinner with one of my coworkers at a lovely resturant in the Yulan area. An remenant of old Shanghai, it has been converted to an series of small shops and resturants.
Besides the shop, there is also the old estate of a rich merchant with walled garden, reflecting ponds etc. and the oldest tea house in Shanghai.
Dinner was next door in a fabulous restuarant that served traditional Shanghai cusine. Apparently this is where they took Bush and Clinton when they were in town. Despite that the food was great. The dumplings (baozi) were different: they ate cooked in soup and come with a lot of broth in them. They are sold on the street from stands and food trucks too. In fornt of that is fish in a pungent sauce and stirfried veggies. On the right side is another fish dish and off camera is a spagehetti squash stirfry.