View from Hongxingyuan 虹兴苑小区, Shànghǎi, China — January 2004
This was the view looking unto Huán Zhèn Nánlù from our rental at Hongxingyuan. I snapped the shot because it had snowed ever so slightly the evening before and the frost was still on the ground.
Typical fruit stand, Shànghǎi, China — January 13, 2004
Many days I would wake up and grab about five or seven of these perfect mandarin oranges for my breakfast. In my taxi to the destination of the day, I would devour a few of these and save the rest as insurance in case I became hungry later but could not find a good place to eat.
Argument on Qiú Jiāng Lù 虬江路, Shànghǎi, China — January 13, 2004
Selling Jiaxing soy sauce Duck and Subei salt Chicken, Shànghǎi, China — January 12, 2004
Jiaxing is a prefecture-level city in northern Zhejiang province and the Subei region is located northern Jiangsu province.
Dajing Ge Pavilion 大境阁 with walls of the Old City, Shànghǎi, China — January 24, 2004
The Huáihǎi Zhōnghuá Mansion 淮海中华大厦 is the high rise building in the background. It adds a surreal contrast of modernity to this otherwise ancient scenic spot; a theme that is ubiquitous as one ventures throughout China.
Laundry drying, Shànghǎi, China — January 12, 2004
In those days, a wander down any back alley in Shanghai would inevitably feature housing blocks with laundry hanging from poles. Many viewed it as an eye sore, but I often felt it added color and culture to the otherwise sterile housing blocks. An important thing to do is tie down your clothes, otherwise they might blow away. I learned this the hard way in my apartment, but luckily my clothes were still on the ground below my unit; I simply had to wash them again.