I’m just doing some tidying up and thought I would share a few more photos of our world. However, before I do that I have a short vignette to relate. We were in Shanghai this weekend – at a wine tasting event (well, Terry tasted, I drank). It was very good, I must say. Anyway, yesterday we were off to the Fabric Market to pick up some more clothes. (Even Terry thinks she needs to slow down a little.) As usual, we were taking the subway. The subway system is very good. However, the people – ahhh that’s is another story. The cars all stop at a specific point every time because there is a space in the railing along the track where the doors open.Now common sense says that if the car is full and there are people getting off, you wait until they are off and then get on – and usually this works. There are even lines on the ground to help you (see diagram). However, some people are just STUPID. They want to push their way on before people get off. Also, apparently some Chinese people abhor an empty space, so if you are standing on either side of the red lines waiting, they feel they need to fill that space in. Yesterday a mother and daughter tried to do just that. As they moved forward, however, I stuck my left arm straight out and across the space. I have never seen anyone stop so suddenly – it was like a cartoon. They took one look at me – I was considerably bigger than anyone else in the vicinity – and moved to the back of the far side. It was hilarious. I have also been known to bull my way through anyone trying to get on while I am getting off – and I do so in all innocence.
Anyway, on to the pictures.