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In Hunan, the Heat is On!
Stepping into Serendipity
A Talking Travel Destination Presentation
Part One:
Shanghai
Part Two:...
Part One:
Shanghai
Exercise in the People's Park: Dancing, Tai Chi, Badminton, Walking
Above and Below: The Lotus Pond in People's Park
On the Left: Umbrella Dating Service. Drawing
attention to advertisements...
Poster for the Children's Museum
The pedestrian mall and (inset) the Jazz Corner.
Ballroom Dancing for exercise and enjoyment on the pedestrian mall
The iconic view of the waterfront in Shanghai, on a cloudy day. This is taken from the
Bund, the waterfront area known for...
Arturo di Medica's Bund Bull is about twice the size of New York's Wall Street 'Charging Bull'.
The bull represents persev...
A small street not far from the tourist area by the Yu (Yuyuan) Garden
Getting closer to the crowds, restaurants and shops outside the Yu Garden
Yes, that's me (Steve Gillick!) taking photos of me.
Yu Garden-Top: The Zig-Zag
Bridge. Right- some of the scenic
pavillions.
One of the carved
windows evoking
thoughts of nature,
and love
Vase-Shaped doorways can be
found throughout the Garden,
which dates back to 1559.
The Dragon brings good luck and good fortune. The Frog (inset) causes the dragon to salivate and then it
captures the sali...
The crowds pour into the Yuyuan Garden area on weekends.
The straw in the pork dumpling allows you to slurp up the juices (soup) before eating the dumpling.
Left: Jinmao Tower Middle: Shanghai World Financial Center Right: Shanghai Tower
View of Puxi and the Oriental Pearl Tower from the the Observatory of the Financial Center
Local Specialties for dinner
The lights of the Bund from the evening cruise on the Huangpu River.
The neighbourhood of the Central Hotel (Jiujiang Road) in the early morning.
The Bund was only about a 20 minute walk from the Central Hotel
The Riverside 'boardwalk' --across the street from the historic buildings of the Bund
Pudong (literally, the Huangpu River East Bank) home to Shanghai's famous skyscrapers
The early morning is the best time to get a
photo of the Bund Bull without the crowds
trying to pose for photos (like I'm ...
Dismantling the
"living wall' on the
bund--and saving
the flower baskets
for next Spring
It was a bit windy but still the warm weather provided a good opportunity for a Fan Dance practice.
Walking back to the hotel, we passed a few street markets
We returned to the Central Hotel, said
our farewells to Shanghai and then
headed out to the airport for the flight
to Chan...
Please see
Part Two:
Hunan's Natural
Wonders
Steve Gillick
Travel Writer, Speaker, Photographer
steve@talkingtravel.ca
www.gillicksworld.ca
Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On  -Shanghai
Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On  -Shanghai
Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On  -Shanghai
Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On  -Shanghai
Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On  -Shanghai
Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On  -Shanghai
Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On  -Shanghai
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Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On -Shanghai

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Before heading into Hunan, we spent some time in Shanghai visiting People's Park, the Pedestrian Mall, the Bund and Pudong, Yuyuan Garden and a night cruise on the Huangpu River.

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Part One: In Hunan the Heat is On -Shanghai

  1. 1. In Hunan, the Heat is On! Stepping into Serendipity A Talking Travel Destination Presentation Part One: Shanghai Part Two: Natural Wonders Part Three: Ancient Cities...and more
  2. 2. Part One: Shanghai
  3. 3. Exercise in the People's Park: Dancing, Tai Chi, Badminton, Walking
  4. 4. Above and Below: The Lotus Pond in People's Park On the Left: Umbrella Dating Service. Drawing attention to advertisements leading to matrimony
  5. 5. Poster for the Children's Museum
  6. 6. The pedestrian mall and (inset) the Jazz Corner.
  7. 7. Ballroom Dancing for exercise and enjoyment on the pedestrian mall
  8. 8. The iconic view of the waterfront in Shanghai, on a cloudy day. This is taken from the Bund, the waterfront area known for its historic buildings and boardwalk
  9. 9. Arturo di Medica's Bund Bull is about twice the size of New York's Wall Street 'Charging Bull'. The bull represents perseverance, diligence and wealth in Chinese culture.
  10. 10. A small street not far from the tourist area by the Yu (Yuyuan) Garden
  11. 11. Getting closer to the crowds, restaurants and shops outside the Yu Garden
  12. 12. Yes, that's me (Steve Gillick!) taking photos of me.
  13. 13. Yu Garden-Top: The Zig-Zag Bridge. Right- some of the scenic pavillions.
  14. 14. One of the carved windows evoking thoughts of nature, and love
  15. 15. Vase-Shaped doorways can be found throughout the Garden, which dates back to 1559.
  16. 16. The Dragon brings good luck and good fortune. The Frog (inset) causes the dragon to salivate and then it captures the saliva so it can spread monetary gain, wealth and good health.
  17. 17. The crowds pour into the Yuyuan Garden area on weekends.
  18. 18. The straw in the pork dumpling allows you to slurp up the juices (soup) before eating the dumpling.
  19. 19. Left: Jinmao Tower Middle: Shanghai World Financial Center Right: Shanghai Tower
  20. 20. View of Puxi and the Oriental Pearl Tower from the the Observatory of the Financial Center
  21. 21. Local Specialties for dinner
  22. 22. The lights of the Bund from the evening cruise on the Huangpu River.
  23. 23. The neighbourhood of the Central Hotel (Jiujiang Road) in the early morning.
  24. 24. The Bund was only about a 20 minute walk from the Central Hotel
  25. 25. The Riverside 'boardwalk' --across the street from the historic buildings of the Bund
  26. 26. Pudong (literally, the Huangpu River East Bank) home to Shanghai's famous skyscrapers
  27. 27. The early morning is the best time to get a photo of the Bund Bull without the crowds trying to pose for photos (like I'm doing!)
  28. 28. Dismantling the "living wall' on the bund--and saving the flower baskets for next Spring
  29. 29. It was a bit windy but still the warm weather provided a good opportunity for a Fan Dance practice.
  30. 30. Walking back to the hotel, we passed a few street markets
  31. 31. We returned to the Central Hotel, said our farewells to Shanghai and then headed out to the airport for the flight to Changsha. We met our guide, Johnson Lin and departed for the 3 hour coach trip to Lang Shan in Shaoyang County, Hunan Province
  32. 32. Please see Part Two: Hunan's Natural Wonders
  33. 33. Steve Gillick Travel Writer, Speaker, Photographer steve@talkingtravel.ca www.gillicksworld.ca

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