I seem to go on posting sprees, so maybe you should just take all these one day at a time because I'm likely to slow down again at any time. But I wanted to share some pictures with you since my roommates are off camping in a typhoon and I haven't talked to anyone face to face in over 24 hours--not that I'm complaining. The weather has been beautiful today because of said typhoon which cooled the temperature down by 20 degrees since Monday.
I stayed inside for most of the past two days working and drinking tea with the cool, crisp breezes blowing in, but I just had to catch the afternoon light on my bike this afternoon.
I ended up finding so much good stuff. I clearly have not explored the area enough. On the list of discoveries today--The old Shanghai Waterworks with beautiful brick buildings circa 1920s. Doors were closed so I'm planning to go back. Also lots of construction, not that exciting except for the sheer mass of yellow cranes.
Then on my way home I found an old alley with a herd of half torn down old buildings--sad but still beautiful in their deterioration. It was mostly dark by the time I found it so I'm planning to go back there too in the daylight and take some better pictures.
My favorite one for the day. I love all the lines of machinery.
The old houses. There were people living in the buildings on either side of this one. Man.
Zhong which is 'middle' in Chinese. Not sure what it's the middle of--just saw it on the door of a construction site.
See what I mean about the beautiful day and the cranes?
And a brick wall. I mean...it's not that original to take pictures of brick walls, but isn't it cool cause there are Chinese characters in the picture too?