Shanghai is having a full solar eclipse as I type this. Unfortunately, it’s about as cloudy as can be, and it started to rain. So other than it getting really dark, you can’t see anything at all.
Riding the subway back to town, I saw this sign.
So we went to people’s square to watch the lights. There had been some lightning and thunder, but I couldn’t capture any with my camera.
We ate at Babela’s kitchen on Nanjing Lu for a late dinner.
After work we wanted to go to watch a movie, but it was sold out. So we went to have a dumpling dinner at DaNiang dumplings on TianYaoQiao Lu instead.
I hung out at the hotel for much of the day. I got my exercise by running down to XuJiaHui, playing basketball there, and then running back. Then laid by the pool for a while. Very relaxing day. I met Shama in the evening and we went to see Transformers 2, then had dinner at the gourmet cafe. They had the mini burger selection. Quite good.
Before dinner, we walked to People’s park and caught the fountain show.
Interesting shop near W Nanjing Lu.
Sunday: Century Park, Fabric Market and the Bund
After Church, Shama met me at my hotel, and we took the 2 line all the way to Century Park.
Interesting decision on fishing vs. angling here.
We took a boat ride out on the lake. It was the most underpowered boat imaginable, with the worst possible steering. It was cooler on the water, and so it was pleasant. Brenda called my cell phone, and so I got to talk to here while we were here.
After Century Park, we took the 2 line back to the 4 line, and went to the Fabric Market to pick up clothes. My suits turned out great.
We were headed to the basement of the world financial center building for dinner, when I remembered that we hadn’t eaten at New Heights. These are pictures from their 7th floor rooftop restaurant.
After dinner we went shopping, and I got some presents for Brenda. Hope she likes them.