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On the south-eastern outskirts of the neighborhood, we found a Catholic church

Its building was popular, but mostly because it had a free public toilet (it also had a private pre-school for children to learn English, as if to say that the Church is fully foreign)

In China, toilets are NOT hidden away in a remote corner (as in the U.S.). Instead, the entrance is directly in front of the stairs, between the elevator and the prominent fire hose. You enter the first room and from there go to either the "lady" or "man" room.

I bought a statue of a saxophone player made with nuts and bolts. It cost the equivalent of three dollars. The same statue costs $30 in the U.S. Is it a copy of the U.S. design, or is the one in the U.S. made in China and was avoiding the shipping charge? Note the vendors face. His facial characteristics strike me as typical of Shanghai, and somehow different from those of Beijing or Canton.

Socialist art? Post-socialist art?

The little mall where this art is located

Rain does not keep people from riding bikes

Postal delivery by bicycle

This store next to the children's clinic seems to offer parents a special way to bath their baby. We could see the parents doing so through the window.

The teenage boy's stylistly modern jacket proudly presents the word "FUCKYOU" infinite times

An elegant edifice with laundry out to dry even in the rain. Dryers are not common.

Motorcycles can ride on the sidewalk. Half of the motorcycles are electric!

Here's an electric motorcycle parked elegantly inside an expensive furniture store (prior to opening), getting it's overnight recharge (black transformer on the floor)


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