I am just back from an India trip, but before I start a series of posts on my expereinces in India, I need to start wrapping up the Shanghai posts series. So today I want to share with you, a few things from Shanghai that I do not see aruond everyday here in Bay area, California
Umbrella lockers - First up, we have an amazing security system for your wet umbrella. No more worrying about taking a wet umbrella to your office cube or worse, have it stolen from the lobby if you leave it there. Just put your umbrella in, lock it and take the key with you! just make sure you don't loose the key.
2-wheeler parking - Now, I admit that there is a lot of parking available in office parking lots for bikes, but they are usually only 1-2% of the entire parking lot and majority of the lot is dedicated to cars... Here in Shanghai, I saw big 2-wheeler parking lots dedicated to just bikes... and I saw grannies riding bikes to get the groceries... it was cool and cute at the same time!
Monster Trousers - This is something I have never seen before. Here we have a pair of trousers so wide that it needs 2 hangers to hold it. This is a good picture. I am going to blow it up and put on my dining room wall to remind me to manage my health better.
Color changing buildings - One thing that I was very impressed with in Shanghai was the color changing buildings. For example following are 3 pic of the same building at 30 seconds interval. Cool! isn't it?
People, lot of people - For five days, I wondered that even though China has the largest polulation in the world, I didn't see any huge crowds like I have seen in India... On my last night there, I went to the People's square and I saw them... People, people everywhere.... and I realized that the place was very aptly named!