Sunday, August 8, 2010
Dizzy in Shanghai
One of the most fascinating aspects of Shanghai is its ability to cling to the past while embracing modernity. These contrasting elements exist side by side, and endless examples permeate the city. Instead of falling down rabbit holes to experience wildly different scenes, I stumbled upon them with a casual glance here and a sudden turn there. One minute I'm watching a woman sweep streets with a broom made of sticks, the next I'm sucked into Barbie World -seven floors of everything Barbie. Dizzying indeed.
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