Pottery emerged in the prehistorically Neolithic period when human beings started to have a settled life and use fire for living.The phenomenon that burnt mud or clay becomes harder enlightened people to make their daily utensils with mud or clay by firing.
Two methods of pottery making;
1-Build up a vessel by winding up a clay cord,
2-Make a vessel with a wheel.
Riding your Bike around
Shanghai is huge so renting a bike works out pretty good if you don't want to deal with riding the buses or taxis. You can stop where you want and take pictures too! There were several places renting single speed bikes for a very cheap daily rate. I don't remember what the Flagman in the picture was doing but I like the picture so I had to include him somewhere.
Enjoy the Pudong Cityscape
The Pudong cityscape isn’t on a par with Hong Kong’s, but it’s still one of the better urban vistas in the world. Some of the best views are from the Bund and the bridge before the Peoples’ Heroes Monument looking out across the Huangpu River. To be fully appreciated, the city skyline should be viewed both during the day and at night.
Fairy tale Shanghai at the Yuyuan Garden
The Yuyuan Garden was created during the Ming Dynasty as a private garden by Pan Yunduan. This guy spent all his money and all 20 years of his life growing and building tis garden for his parents and it called it Yuyuan, meaning "peace and health".
It decayed and was reopened to the public in 1982 only to become a tourist atraction.
It is built in the style of the Suzhou gardens and it features landscapes divided into six parts: the Grand Rockery, the Ten Thousand Flower Pavilian, the Hall of Heralding Spring, the Hall of Jade, the Inner Garden and the Lotus Pool.
The admision is something like 25 or 50 RMB but it is absolutely worty to pay. You will not see anything as beutiful in the whole of Shanghai.
The Grand Rockery, the one featured in my pic, is a landscaped garden feature that pictures a 14 metre-high rockery with its peaks and cliffs as to look as a mountain.
2 000 tons of stone were used in its landscaping.
Enjoy the pics!!
FEEL THE SHANGHAI POWER
"The Up Coming Centre of ASIA."
I visit Shanghai twice this year, on Jan and Apr. Few days short holiday for sight seeing, eating, shopping, and clubbing. A very attrative place to me, especially the FOOD! :)
Most of the time, I was eating. Shanghai has very good resturants and foods. I have a travelogue specially deticated to a series of delicious Shanghai dishes. Prepare your napkin before clicking into it!
Shanghai, famous for its historical heritage, is also an energetic cosmopolitan in the East. In recent years, great changes have taken place in the outlook of the city, due to the rapid development of city construction. The new towering skyscrapers and those old buildings both combine to achieve a dazzling sight.
Shanghai is a brilliant pearl located at the crossing of the Yanze River and the China's folden coast. The largest commercial, financial and trade center of China. The city covers an area of 6,340 square kilometers with a population of 13.21 million, plus many foreign expatriates.