Mar 26 2020

An old house in Shanghai

3 Baoqing Road 宝庆路3号
Shanghai, China

According to the post, this is one of ten old luxury houses in Shanghai 榜上有名的豪宅约有十幢, and there are 3,000 (short for yangfang 独立花园洋房.) The following photos are taken by Hu Ping.

It’s the Shanghai Symphony Museum now 上海交响音乐博物馆. Aunt Jennie started her career at Shanghai Symphony, spending four years there (1956-60) before moving to the Central Philharmonic 中央乐团 (CNSO since 1996). The exhibits in the museum are from the Symphony and Shanghai Conservatory of Music 藏品主要来自上海交响乐团和上海音乐学院. The restoration of the property was rather decent, except the fire place.


Apr 22 2018

Liu’an Guapian 六安瓜片

A great green tea, my dear friend brought from Beijing to Shanghai.


Apr 21 2018

Mingxuan 名轩餐厅 @ Raddison Blu

88 Nanjing Lu West, 3rd floor

Will return.

White glove service, literally. Delicious food, quite. The main dinning area is small – most area is private rooms. Clean bathroom and above average utensils.

Apr 9 2018

South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market

399 Lujiabang Rd, Huangpu Qu,
Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

Yes he’s sleeping.

An average mall. Shopkeepers are not aggressive, a little indifference. A young womam who was selling scarfs lied about the material – my fault, didn’t read the labels closely – I do trust people tho. My bad.


Apr 9 2018

Green & Safe

A two story, three parts French establishment, opposite from the middle school affiliated with Shanghai Music school, in the French concession. Clean, good service, delicious food and they sell wine by the glass. If I’ve to pick, is they switched my Raoja to Chardonnay.



Apr 8 2018

Anting 安亭

Wusong (Suzhou) River at 6pm on April 8th.

The Auto Park at this small town west of Shanghai.



Apr 7 2018

Shanghai Library

1555 Huaihai M Road

Shanghai Library 贵宾卡 上海图书馆. 星巴克咖啡即将开业 希望不会再有故宫的结局. 正好赶上五个英国作家的书展. 简爱不同的版本. 伦敦 British Library 图书馆 的红砖近 EuroStar 和上图的白对比鲜明. Some info is @ 徐家汇藏书楼.

Apr 7 2018

A dog party

A star dog’s life and in Chinese. A big dog party, four Old English Sheepdog and six golden retrievers came.

有60万粉丝的 🐶 出得厅堂 上得了台. 这群金毛和古牧太可爱!

Unfortunately, the dog food I bought from U.S. as goodie bags are missing: Cathay Pacific has lost my luggage!!!



Apr 5 2018

Caoxi 徐家汇藏书楼

88 Caoxi Road 漕溪北路80号?

This is part of Shanghai Librsry. A wonderful research place. On my two times there, the same western couple. She is reading a stack of newspapers, almost in mint condition. Two librarians are most helpful, enable me to find my thing in no time. Heaven.

Mar 31 2018

Xin Da Lu

At Hyatt on the Bund
199 Huangpu Lu

Will return. A wonderful restaurant for Beijing duck and local Shanghai cuisine.