Another image taken in the disappearing lanes of Shanghai, China. Oh, how I love these lanes, the mix of tradition, DIY, simplicity and necessity make these lanes a wonderful place to walk and to photograph.
Hope you like them?
Another huge Thank You needs to go out to Anamika over at http://refreshinglyrandom.wordpress.com for her kind nomination of Endlesslightandlove for the Sunshine Award, my sincere thanks go out to Sue for her love, her following and her wonderful blog, of which I am a great fan.
I will as you all know not follow through with the acceptance criteria but I will accept the award in the spirit it was sent.
Namaste Sue, with Love
Image taken in the lanes of Shanghai. I love the textures and the patina of the wood, the colours jump out at you even though they are fading and dirty, the way the owner places plastic bags on the bicycle seat to keep the rain off and the large chain securing the trike to the window bars. Almost prison like but home, a home that will be demolished soon
Image taken on the streets of Shanghai, China, the majority of these Shanghai Lane houses have now disappeared making way for new high rise residential developments.
Shanghai, the city where I live. Sometimes it’s so difficult to explain to friends in different countries what it’s like to live in Shanghai, China. It’s a beautiful city a city which never stops, it’s shops and restaurants are open 24 x 7, people go about their business as the sun rises and sets. It’s a city of change, its a city of vibrance, its a city of diversity. Note the speed of destruction and construction, the fireworks on Chinese New Year and the lightening strikes on the towers within the city, also the children in the school doing their early morning exercises in the playground, Shanghai a city that never sleeps
Laundry Day. Image taken in the disappearing lanes of Shanghai China.
Air Dry. Image taken in the disappearing old lanes of Shanghai China.
Is it my turn yet?
Tug of War
Im not quite sure when looking at this image if some of the team are pulling or pushing
Ah the innocence of a child, a smile or two of joy, simplicity but so much fun….One day, maybe life will become simple and not so complicated and expensive so all the children of the world can enjoy, not just the corporations exploiting the minds of our children!
You can still buy these metal toys here in China and sometimes you still see children enjoying them on the street….innocent fun away from Cumputers and Mobile Phones, out in the fresh air with friends that you can actually smile with and talk to ‘Face to Face’.
Those were the days
Skipping as we call it back in the UK brings smiles to children’s faces all around the world, even in early communist China, my home
Got Ya. Image taken on Moganshan Lu Art Street, Shanghai China.
-Channeled through Wes Annac-
With so very much Love and joy, I am Jeshua speaking for our collective of Masters and for the Company of Heaven overall. We continue to watch you go about your Earthly endeavors, and we encourage the expansion so many of you find yourselves undergoing as you subsequently greet purer understandings about yourselves and this beautiful Creation around you.
One of the street artists on Moganshan Lu, Shanghai China.
Tomato. Image taken on Moganshan Lu, Shanghai China.
Kick Ass Panda. Image taken on the art street Moganshan Lu, Shanghai China. There is always some great street art here and its ever evolving
Image taken in Puxi, Shanghai China on the banks of the Suzhou River.
A big Thank You to http://justnicestuff1.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Absolutely Fabulous Award.
As many of you know I am certainly humbled by your nominations for these awards and certainly thrilled that you deem my blog worthy of your time and your nominations. I do however always decline to go through the acceptance criteria due to the time they take to complete.
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With Grandma on the Streets of Shanghai.
Image taken on the streets of Shanghai, Jing An District, Puxi Shanghai China. Street image opportunities like these are becoming less and less these days as the development of Shanghai continues to move forward faster than a speeding bullet. I will try to capture what I can when I can before it is lost forever
Admirers. Image taken in Shanghai, China.