Shanghai Grace Land International Hotel
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... the foreigners of only a few years ago.
But I took a stroll around my block this morning and guess what I found? Quite a lot of the old China is pressed up against ...
... whistle furiously (I retreated). The founding congress of the Chinese Communist Party took place in a Shanghai residence. And the Propaganda Poster Art Centre casts light on a dark chapter of Chinese history. Overall, however, it seems modern Shanghai is communist in name only. The fact that the Propaganda Poster Art Centre is allowed to exist shows how far the city has come over the last 40 years. American companies are everywhere and locals seem to have embraced ...
Our second stop was the Taoist Temple-The City of God Temple. This temple was much larger and busier than the 1st one we saw. This temple dates back to 1403. It was such a popular temple that several shops and businesses sprang up in the surrounding streets and it became a significant district of commerce and even today it is in the heart of old Shanghai surrounded by hundreds of shops, some of which are centuries old. This temple ...
What we really saw was pollution, unending and ubiquitous. It permeated everything. It was instantly choking when we arrived the first evening in Beijing, it stung immediately, and it had an odor of oil and? And it was in every urban area we visited. It was a pungent overcast when we visited the Great Wall two days later where it was especially ...
The Propaganda Poster Art Centre was by far our favorite tourist attraction. It's a small, dingy exhibition hall, hidden away in the basement floor of a block of flats. It took a while to find, but we weren't disappointed. Showing the evolution of 20th century Chinese propaganda art and politics, the posters were powerful, beautiful, hilarious and head scratching all at once. On the same wall you can ...