Walk in Shanghai
• Walk in Shanghai
The whole day walking in Shanghai, where I was already 5 times, so I know the city. From all the other cities in China Shanghai is not only the size (it is the largest city in the country), but also the fact that you can walk on it. There are preserved old traditional Chinatowns and built by Europeans center. All this is side by side with modern skyscrapers, shopping malls and restaurants.
He began his day in Shanghai with the Museum of Modern Art "Power Station of-the art". I was dragged to my companions: one boring oil and gas analyst and a beautiful girl, with whom I met on the plane. They were a bit hipster (there are in the life of surprises) and hounded me for what I do not understand modern art. And in general, they accused me that I'm "out-of-date" and "I do not understand."
Modern art - it is almost always some psevdokontseptualnoe shit. No one understands anything, but all ashamed to admit it. Therefore, the museum of modern art have to go with an intelligent face, sure to be a bit sad and wistful, thus showing that the artist made his way to your soul and pulls its claws its most remote little corners. I'm not ashamed. In my mind the modern artist had not come.
One of the works. Handsets, there is some Chinese aunt says something like "Come tomorrow to the area, there will not be anyone other than pigeons."
Later, oil and gas analyst tried to explain to me the meaning of modern art:
"Now that the general thought, I'm about contemporary art. We often say that contemporary art is empty, it does not exist. Such approaches can be answered as follows:
There is a Slovenian anecdote. The scientist came to his friend, the scientist sees his shoe on the wall.
- Why do you have a horseshoe?
- I was told that it brings good luck.
- Yes, but do you believe it ?!
- You know, they say that this thing works, even if she did not believe me.
Take, for example, the situation with Santa Claus. If you ask an adult: "Do you believe in Santa Claus?" He answered: "Did you think I'm an idiot? It was me change clothes, pasting beard, put presents under the tree, and so on. N. I do not tell a child not to be upset, let him believe in magic. " If you ask the child whether he believes is likely, he replied: "No, I know that this adult dress up, glued a beard and put my gifts under the tree. They do not say that I know that they do not upset, because they want me to believe in magic, and in addition, I get gifts from them. "
Thus, in Santa Claus, no one believes, but it works for centuries. People dress up, give gifts, write letters and so on.
And contemporary art. You can believe or not believe in modern art, but it is functioning properly, and for quite some time. Artists create the canvas, hold exhibitions in museums. People buy tickets, go look. Discuss, create directories, etc. Contemporary Art -.. Brilliant metaphor of ideology, in fact. " The only person who was with me in solidarity in this building - this guard. Our views coincide ... He understands nodded, I threw up his hands.
So these bastards have represented Russia! Under the tree they mean ... China.
Modern little. It's time to go for a walk around the city.
There are no shops pensioners account for each make their stool.
The market ...
You can also eat all.
I'm thinking of a cat Martha made his bike this case. What do you think?
Wood? Why not drier his clothes?
I went to walk around the hutongs (old Chinese quarters). It turned out that in the hutongs of Shanghai are not called hutongs, are called shikumen.
Lovely, good Chinese.
"Shanghai shikumen not have such a long history, as the Beijing hutongs, but are also one of the main symbols of the city. The first line of houses of this style appeared in the second half of the XIX century, as an attempt to add a European atmosphere in a traditional Chinese architectural principles. Shikumen also are built close to each other, and have a courtyard, but delicate brickwork and the characteristic shape of the roof gives the impression of the English-terrace houses. Today in the hutongs and the houses shikumen live ordinary Chinese, the ones that are playing in the street in the cards and checkers, dried clothes on the ropes and enjoy the afternoon nap in a chair at the front door. A large part of the external facade is occupied by small bars and shops, making it the ideal place for tourist trips. "
Somewhere here because dogs make gloves.
We in Shanghai cold ... 5 was in the evening.
You make sausages ... Look carefully ...
That pork sausages ... svezhatinki.
But a couple of months, suspended among the washed clothes. Then you will feed them. By the way, I give you good advice. Never, under any circumstances, is not interested in how the Chinese make vegetable oil. After that, your life will change beyond recognition. I warned.
hutongs ... They are less and less ...
Across China destroying old neighborhoods. In their place will come anthills buildings.
There are no slums.
There is an old lamp in China.
Exit era ... Dinosaurs go to the museum. Who is not reconstructed, will remain on the dusty roadside of a new history of China.
China recently became the first economy in the world, not unseemly to hold on to the past.
The sign reads: "Do not run across the road, where the likes!" It is not clear what the authors had in mind the background image.
The old colonial center of Shanghai. Europe.
The woman brought to the crossroads of his cat in a cage. "I have no money to feed him more, I will give in good hands!"
A guy meets a cat and thought to pick it up yourself. Soon, the cat will escape and try to escape, but is caught and sent back to the cell.
According to the Russian consulate.
Pier. The main tourist attraction.
Pay attention to flags.
The most famous view of Shanghai.
Even 25 years ago, there was nothing ...
Even 5 years ago it was a very different kind.
The three highest and most famous skyscraper city. Right Shanghai Tower 632 meters. Left Jin Mao (corn) and the Shanghai World Financial Center (opener).
overpass duplicate zebra.
All Chinese people live in mobile phones.
Crowding in the subway
French Quarter street is called Hengshan. Previously, it was called the Avenue Petain. In 1902 the French planted plane trees along the streets. Since this was the first appearance of the plant in China, the Chinese began to refer to this kind of plane trees "French plane tree."
After the October revolution there began to settle Russian emigrants.