A Few More Images

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.PlanNow 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.

Want to buy a chair? I have seen this a couple of times around Jiaxing. He pulls it by hand - honestly.

Want to buy a chair? I have seen this a couple of times around Jiaxing. He pulls it by hand – honestly.

I love this guy. He is the flashing walk sign - but somehow or other he has "fallen down", so it looks like he is running downhill.

I love this guy. He is the flashing walk sign – but somehow or other he has “fallen down”, so it looks like he is running downhill.

These were out on a bridge railing this morning. I have no idea why - does anyone have a suggestion?

These were out on a bridge railing this morning. I have no idea why – does anyone have a suggestion?

Who needs United Van Lines or U-Haul? Just put your worldly possessions on the back of a mini truck and away you go.

Who needs United Van Lines or U-Haul? Just put your worldly possessions on the back of a mini truck and away you go.

Did you say you needed kelp for your recipe? Who knew it came in so many different - uh - flavours?

Did you say you needed kelp for your recipe? Who knew it came in so many different – uh – flavours?

Protection from the wind. When you are making breakfast on the street, you need to keep those cold morning winds off your griddle.

Protection from the wind. When you are making breakfast on the street, you need to keep those cold morning winds off your griddle.

This is for Richard G. This is on the fifth floor of our building. There are three air conditioning units and a hot water tank here. Terry refuses to walk anywhere near where they might come tumbling down.

This is for Richard G. This is on the fifth floor of our building. There are three air conditioning units and a hot water tank here. Terry refuses to walk anywhere near where they might come tumbling down.

4 thoughts on “A Few More Images

  1. lois marsden

    The cabbages? Likely a vegan revolt to celebrate the wonders of vegies! OR weapons left in place for riot throwing reactionaries demanding more from the local governments. Pulling a cart of chairs is just TOO much to ask! Yep.

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