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MY SHANGHAI TEN DAYS IN WONDERLAND

MY SHANGHAI: TEN DAYS IN WONDERLAND JONATHANLEONARD

JONATHAN LEONARD


MY SHANGHAI: TEN DAYS IN WONDERLAND JONATHAN LEONARD


02 MY SHANGHAI 00 PREPARATION

LAST FLASH

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PST00 POST-VENTURE|DIGESTION

DEPARTURE | RETURN TO REALITY

DAY10

PUDONG | SILK MARKET | TIANZIFANG

DAY09

QINGPU CITY | ZHU JIA JIAO

DAY08

SUZHOU CITY

DAY07

CRICKET MARKET | JIN MAO TOWER

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CHANGING FACE

Saturday, March 20, 2010 Partly Cloudy PEOPLES’ SQUARE | TIANZIFANG | TONGJI

DAY05

M5o DISTRICT | TONGJI UNIVERSITY

DAY04

TONGJI | XINTIANDI | THE OLD CITY

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PUDONG INT’L AIRPORT | TONGJI

DAY02

DEPARTURE | COLUMBUS | DETROIT

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DREAM ENCOUNTER

ANCIENT WATER CITY

OLD AND NEW

INTEGRAL COMPONENTS

EXPLORATION

INTRODUCTIONS

ARRIVAL

EN ROUTE

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DOCUMENTATION INTENT ANTICIPATING THIS TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY, I KEENLY UNDERSTOOD THAT IT WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT EVENT IN MY LIFETIME.

EVEN IF I

WERE TO RETURN TO SHANGHAI, CHINA AT A FUTURE DATE, CONDITIONS ARE GUARENTEED TO BE UNLIKE WHAT I WOULD EXPERIENCE NOW IN 2010. FOR THIS REASON, I CALCULATED A PLAN OF DOCUMENTATION WHICH INCLUDED A GATHERING OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARTIFACTS THROUGHOUT THE TRIP.

THE AIM OF MY EXHIBITION ACHIEVES

FOUR SIGNIFICANT OBJECTIVES, ALL OF WHICH ACT TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE TIME AND MONEY INVESTED IN THIS TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY. FIRST IN TERMS OF DOCUMENTATION, I USED PHOTOGRAPHY AS A REPRODUCIBLE MEDIUM TO DISTILL MY EXPERIENCE IN SHANGHAI. SECOND, THE ORGANIZATION OF THESE IMAGES AND ARTIFACTS INTO A COMPREHENSIVE SEQUENCE AIDS IN SHARING THE EXPERIENCE. THE THIRD AND FOURTH COMPONENTS ASSIST MY MEMORY IN DISTILLING A RECOLLECTION OF THE EXPERIENCE. REVIEWING THE IMAGES RECALLS MINOR OR UN-ACCENTUATED DETAILS ABOUT THE TRIP IN MY MIND. FINALLY THE FOURTH COMPONENT, THE COMPILATION OF MY EXPERIENCE BECOMES A TOOL FOR ME TO ACKNOWLEDGE FACETS OF THE CITY I MISSED BECAUSE OF THE SPEED OF THE VISIT. THE MOST INTRIGUING IMAGES OFTEN INCLUDE INITIALLY UNNOTICED DETAILS. MY REASONING FOR GOING WAS TO DELVE INTO A CULTURE I KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT. AT THAT RATE, WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW WAS ONLY SUPERFICIAL AND CAME FROM UNRELIABLE SOURCES.

THROUGH SCAN

AND PHOTOGRAPHY, MY GOAL IN PRESENTING THIS CATALOG IS TO SHARE THE OPPORTUNITY WITH PEOPLE THAT MAY NEVER PERSONALLY EXPERIENCE TH DEEP EAST, ESPECIALLY SHANGHAI, CHINA AS I SAW IT.

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SHANGHAI STUDIO|APPLICATION THE FIRST COMPONENT TO THE STUDIO WAS AN APPLICATION FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY ABROAD. CERTAINLY THERE WAS AN ENTHUSIASM FOR INVOLVEMENT SINCE THE STUDIO INCLUDED A TRAVEL PORTION. BECAUSE OF THIS, A LEVEL OF COMPETITION IN THE STUDIO WAS INITIATED MORE THAN A MONTH PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE QUARTER. AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE ANTICIPATED TRAVEL AND STUDIO, PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MET ONCE A WEEK TO RESEARCH AND DISCUSS THE REALITIES OF THE CITY AND ITS COMPONENTS, INCLUDING HISTORY AND CULTURE.

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SHANGHAI-STUDIO APPLICATION DUE 7 WEEKS PRIOR TO SPRING BREAK ALL 6 GRAD. ARCH. STUDENTS ACCEPTED

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PASSPORT / CHINESE VISA REAPPLIED FOR PASSPORT, LOST OLD ONE 3 WEEKS FOR EXPEDITED PASSPORT, 3 WEEKS FOR VISA

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FLIGHT RECEIPT RECEIVED 2-WEEKS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CAN’T CHANGE MY MIND NOW, TICKETS PURCHASED

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PACKING LIST PRE00

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CONTAINERS

MY LIST|PREPARATION THE INCLUSION OF THIS LIST IS TO AFFORD YOU, THE READER A REALISTIC INSIGHT INTO MY LAST MINUTE PREPARATION BASED ON EXPECTATIONS AND PREVIOUS TRAVEL.

24”L x 18”W x 12”D CLOTHES LUGGAGE

12”L x 6”W x 8”D CAMERA BAG

Saturday, March 20, 2010 Partly Cloudy

MOST OF THE CREDIT FOR THIS PORTION OF MY PREPARATION GOES TO MY WIFE, REBECCA, WHO HAD THE FORESIGHT TO RECOGNIZE I WOULD BE TOO BUSY THE MORNING OF MY FLIGHT. I GENERALLY PACK VERY LIGHT. MOST OF THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT PACKED WERE MOTIVATED BY THE INTENTION TO DOCUMENT AND SUBSEQUENTLY SHARE MY EXPERIENCE OF THIS TRIP.

CLOTHES (8)

PR. SOCKS

(10)

PR. UNDERWEAR

(2)

ATHLETIC SHORTS

(3)

JEAN PANTS

FORMAL PANTS

BELT

(4)

UNDERSHIRTS

(2)

POLO SHIRTS

(3)

SHORT-SLEEVE T-SHIRTS

SHOES

PR. TENNIS SHOES

PR. LIGHT HIKING BOOTS

POCKET

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WALLET

US PASSPORT / CHINA VISA

(2)

0.5mm MECHANICAL PENCILS

MECHANICAL ERASER


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TOILETRIES

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BOOKS

TRAVEL TOOTHPASTE

MERE CHRISTIANITY

- C.S. LEWIS

TOOTHBRUSH

BRAVE NEW WORLD

- ALDOUS HUXLEY

DEODERANT

HOW THINGS ARE MADE

- SHARON ROSE

SHAMPOO

SPARK

- FRANK KOLLER

STYLING GEL

SHANGHAI GUIDEBOOK

- DAMIEN HARPER

NAIL CLIPPERS

PERSONAL SKETCH BOOK

FLOSS

CHAPSTICK CAMERA CASE

WALLET

NIKON D40 CAMERA

25-55mm NIKKOR LENS

$400 US DOLLARS

55-200mm NIKKOR LENS

OHIO STATE STUDENT ID

TIFFEN 52mm UV LENS PROTECTOR

OHIO DRIVER’S LICENSE

NIKON BATTERY

PHOTOS OF REBECCA

NIKON CHARGER CHORD

US BANK DEBIT CARD

LG CHARGER CHORD

VISA CREDIT CARD

(2)

4GB SD CAMERA CARD

AAA TRAVEL CREDIT CARD

DOCUMENTATION ENVELOPE

(4)

BUSINESS CARDS

FLIGHT RECEIPT

PHOTOCOPY OF PASSPORT

CELL PHONE

HTH HEALTH INSURANCE CARD

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DEPARTURE | COLUMBUS | DETROIT DAY01

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TRAVEL PATH

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shanghaichina

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4:oo pm

detroitmichiganus columbusohious


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DETROIT METRO INT’L AIRPORT FLIGHT FROM COLUMBUS: 26 MIN. LAYOVER IN DETROIT: 4 1/2 HRS.

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INTER-TERMINAL TRAM WITH PLENTY OF TIME TO REACH OUR TERMINAL THE TRAM PROVIDED A MEANS OF ENTERTAINMENT

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FLIGHT TRACKING / MOVIE DISPLAY TOUCH BUTTON ACCSS TO ARE-WE-THERE-YET NEAR 100 MOVIE TITLES TO CHOOSE FROM

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DEPARTURE | COLUMBUS | DETROIT DAY01

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OVER NORTH-EASTERN RUSSIA THE EXTREME SCALE OF MOUNTAIN FIELDS AND DEPTH OF SNOW RENDERED OUR VIEW SURREAL AND CARTOONY

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RIVER BRAIDING | ALASKA RIVER FLOW REFROZEN OVERTOP ITSELF LITITUDE: 69.7809; LONGITUDE: -162.0301

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NORTHERN EDGE OF ALASKA 100mi. NORTH OF THE NOATAK PRESERVE APPROXIMATELY HALFWAY THROUGH OUR FLIGHT

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ABSENCE OF SCALE WITHOUT TREES OR RIVERS IT WAS DIFFICULT AT THIS POINT TO REALLY COMPREHEND SCALE

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SNOWY RIGID PEAKS NOTHING STATIC ABOUT THE VIEW THE ENTIRE 14 HRS. THE DEFINITION OVER NO-MANS-LAND WAS AWE-INSPIRING

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LOOMING CLOUD COVER LOW SETTING CUMULUS CLOUDS MOVE-IN TO CONCEAL OUR VIEW OF THE LANDSCAPE FOR A WHILE

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ALASKAN THAW GLACIAL BREAK FROM FROZEN RIVERS EDGE BY THIS POINT I WAS UNABLE TO GUESS SCALE

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MOUNTAIN FIELDS FLYING AT AN ALTITUDE ABOVE 20,000 FT., THERE WERE MOUNTAINS FOR AS FAR AS WE COULD SEE

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EXTREMELY PICTURESQUE A MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE, MAKES ME FORGET THE REALITIES OF THE EXTREME TEMPERATURE AND DISTANCE

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FIGURE-GROUND-FIGURE! UNSURE WHAT WAS LAND AND WHAT WAS WATER IT WAS OBVIOUS WHEN WE PASSED OVER A MOUNTAIN

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STANDALONE MOUNTAIN THIS SMALL MOUNTAIN RANGE STOOD ALONE IN THE VAST FIELD OF EVEN LANDSCAPE, PRESUMABLY THE BERING STRAIT

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SCARRED PLAINS ONCE INLAND, GIGANTIC RIVERS FLOW IN SIGNIFICANT CONTRAST TO SMALLER RIVERS AND LAKES NEARBY

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VANISHING POINT | EARTHS CURVATURE WE FOLLOWED THE SUN/ROTATION OF EARTH LONGEST STRETCH OF DAYLIGHT I HAVE EXPERIENCED

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DEPARTURE | COLUMBUS | DETROIT DAY01

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PUDONG INT’L AIRPORT | TONGJI DAY02

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Saturday, March 20, 2010 Partly Cloudy Saturday, March 20, 2010 Partly Cloudy

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上 海 浦

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shanghaichina

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ARRIVAL


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CHINESE CURRENCY / ATM RECEIPT YUEN / RUBENMIN EXCHANGE RATE: 6.47 YN/RBM = 1 USD

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ARRIVAL TUNNEL PUDONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 6:40pm LOCAL TIME / 6:40am EASTERN STANDARD TIME

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WELCOME TO CHINA PASSPORT/VISA CHECK BEFORE CUSTOMS TIME BETWEEN THIS POINT AND A TAXI: 55 MINUTES

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PUDONG INT’L AIRPORT | TONGJI DAY02

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PUDONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MODEL OF AIRPORT SHOWCASING THE DESIGN A WORLD WITHIN A WORLD: CONCLUSIVE THEME OF OUR VISIT

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AIRPORT FROM EXIT TUNNEL DELTA TERMINAL 19 EXCITED TO LEAVE THE AIRPLANE, VERTIGO AT SCALE OF AIRPORT

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GUESTHOUSE VIEW VIEW FROM THE TONGJI UNIVERSITY GUESTHOUSE ROOM GREG EVANS AND I ROOMED ON THE 5TH FLOOR

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CUSTOMS CHECK SUITCASE & SECURITY CHECK ONE OF FOUR OR FIVE LINES AFTER ARRIVAL

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PUDONG INT’L AIRPORT | TONGJI DAY02

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GUESTHOUSE INFORMATION ACCESS CARD SLEEVE INCLUDED ROOM & CITY LOCATION RETURN INFORMATION FOR MANDARIN SPEAKING TAXI-DRIVERS

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GUESTHOUSE ATRIUM CONSISTANT WITH RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OF SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY GUEST ACCOMODATIONS WERE TOWERS

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ROOM SNACK TRAY OUR FIRST OPTION FOR DINNER ON ARRIVAL PRICES WERE NOT INFLATED, CONSISTENT WITH COST AT GROCERIES

ARRIVAL


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PUDONG INT’L AIRPORT | TONGJI DAY02

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OVERWHELMED PERCEPTION THIS MIS-SHOT DURING THE DRIVE TO THE GUESTHOUSE ACCURATELY PORTRAYED OUR PERCEPTION OF THE CITY THUS FAR

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PUBLIC PARKING BIKES, SCOOTERS, & CARS PARKED OUT-FRONT SHARING THE SIDEWALK, BUSINESSES DIDN’T HAVE DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS

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EVENING STREET FRONT THREE LANES: PEDESTRIAN / BIKE / TRANSIT THIS SEPARATION WAS NOT ALWAYS SO DISTINCT

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CLOSEST DINING TO TONGJI GUESTHOUSE FORMAL DINING SHOPS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES EVENINGS CONTRASTINGLY QUIET VS FRENZIED DAY TRAFFIC

ARRIVAL


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032

031

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033

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TONGJI | XINTIANDI | THE OLD CITY DAY03

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Sunday, March 21, 2010 Partly Cloudy - Fair

tongji university | guesthouse

shanghai

新 天 地 the ancient city xintiandi market

同 大

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INTRODUCTIONS

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A NEW VIEW OUR FIRST CHANCE TO SEE ALL THE INTERSTITIAL SPACE BETWEEN BUILDINGS AND ANYTHING UNLIT AT NIGHT

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MEAL ON A PLATTER WE WERE DELIGHTED WITH THE NICETIES THAT ACCOMPANIED ANY GIVEN MEAL

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MORNING TEA BREAKFAST OFFERED EACH MORNING AT TONGJI GUESTHOUSE AS PART OF THE ACCOMODATIONS

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ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION DAY WORKERS ADD AN UNFAMILIAR DYNAMIC TO A CONSTRUCTION SITE COMPARED TO A PROJECT IN U.S.


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7 06 5 E AG Y 0 IM DA

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TONGJI | XINTIANDI | THE OLD CITY DAY03

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FRONT EDGE OF TONGJI UNIVERSITY THE ENTIRE CITY OF SHANGHAI WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR THE 2010 WORLD EXPO, DUST COULD BE FELT WHILE WALKING

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BIKE PARK AS A PRIMARY MODE OF TRANSPORTATION THIS WAS A COMMON SITE OUTSIDE ANY BUILDING

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TONGJI HOST GIVES CULTURAL INSIGHT JESSE, OUR SHANGHAI-EXPERIENCE-LIASON, EXPLAINS TO BRUCKELS THE SET-UP OF THE OLD CITY AND WHAT IT IS NOW

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TIMELESS CONTEXT | LOOKING UP IGNORING THE BUSINESSES INHABITING THE FIRST FLOOR, IT’S EASY TO IMAGINE THE WALLED CITY OF 1600

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HOTEL SIGNAGE AT XINTIANDI CONCRETE CAST, 12FT. LONG x 5FT. HIGH HIGHLY CRAFTED SIGNAGE FOR A HOTEL 88 XINTIANDI

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CONCRETE DE-CONSTRUCTION DAY-LABORER DISMANTLEING AN UNUSED SEWER BASIN MAKING IT EASIER TO HAUL OFF-SITE BY BIKE

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OLD CITY, SHANGHAI PART OF THE ORIGINAL WALLED CITY BUILT IN 1555 THESE BUILDINGS ARE PROMINENT AS A CHINESE RELIC

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OLD ON NEW FILLED WITH SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS THE MARKET TARGETS TOURISTS WHILE PRESERVING ITS 2,000 YR OLD BUILDINGS

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OLD TEA HOUSE THE FOCAL POINT OF THIS FRENZIED MARKET PLACE HID ISOLATED GARDENS BEHIND ITS UNASSUMING WALLS

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TONGJI | XINTIANDI | THE OLD CITY DAY03

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TONGJI | XINTIANDI | THE OLD CITY DAY03

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OCTOPUS, DUMPLINGS & NOODLES OUR FIRST NATIVE DINNER IN SHANGHAI MOST SURPRISING: ALMOST EVERYTHING WAS SPICY

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OLD CITY | NIGHT LIGHTS ON A CLEAR NIGHT THIS AREA WAS STILL TEEMING WITH ENERGY, LIGHTS TURNING ON WAS AN EVENT

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ENERGETIC EVENING SCENE BUSIEST NIGHTLIFT WE HAD SEEN UP TO THIS POINT, ENCOURAGED BY THE MULTITUDE OF PATRONS, SHOPS WERE OPEN LATER

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THE OLD CITY 9-CORNERS TEA HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY CAPITAL OF THE OLD CITY, THE TEA HOUSE AND ITS ICONIC BRIDGE DREW THE BIGGEST ASSEMBLY OF POSES

INTRODUCTIONS


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M5o DISTRICT | TONGJI UNIVERSITY DAY04

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Monday, March 22, 2010 Clear - Sunny

tongji university | guesthouse

shanghai M5o | art district

MY SHANGHAI

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EXPLORATION


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TONGJI STRUCTURAL MODELS STRUCTURAL DEPARTMENT IS WELL RENOWNED HAS TWO WAREHOUSES TO BUILD REPLICA STUDY MODELS

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SUZHOU CREEK LOOKING TOWARD PUDONG SUZHOU IS A SECONDARY WATERWAY SPLITTING OFF THE HUANGPU RIVER JUST BEYOND THE WAIBAI DU BRIDGE IN VIEW

No

051

052

No

051

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70% SLUM HOUSING ALLOTTED FOR DISPLACED WORKING CLASS

M5o DISTRICT | TONGJI UNIVERSITY DAY04

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GRAFFITI WALL GUEST ARTISTS ARE INVITED TO PAINT UP THIS NORTH SIDE WALL. THIS MARK LASTED ONLY A FEW DAYS BEFORE ANOTHER TOOK ITS PLACE

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STEEL ERECTION A SMALL GALLERY BEING CONSTRUCTED IN THE M5o DISTRICT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT NOT PROVIDED, OWNED BY SKILLED CRAFTS

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BOOKSTORE | MEDITATION ROOM THIS BOOKSTORE SOLD LOCAL MAGAZINES AND BOOKS IN FRONT AND INTERNATIONALLY PRINTED BOOKS AND TOURIST ITEMS IN BACK

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No

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M5o DISTRICT SITE DE-CONSTRUCTED FORMER SITE OF M5o MANUFACTURING PLANT LOOKS ACROSS SUZHOU RIVER TO A MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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GREG’S PARK PERFORMANCE SUZHOU PARK IS DEVELOPING ALONG THE RIVERS EDGE A TREND IN MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS SEEN BEYOND

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TRAIN PLATFORM IN THE LONG LIST OF WAYS TO GET FROM HERE-TO-THERE THE RAILWAY WAS THE FASTEST/CHEAPEST WAY TO CROSS TOWN

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IN DEVELOPMENT, A SIMULTANEOUS EXISTANCE MID-DEVELOPMENT, THE RIVERS-EDGE PARK IS COMPLETED BEFORE THE DEMOLITION OF AN OLD TRAING FACILITY ONSITE

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ALLEY MARKET A TYPICAL MARKET SETUP IN A LILONG ALLEY, RESIDENTS SET-UP A SHOP, IN THIS CASE OFFERING TOURIST-CENTRIC TRINKETS

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COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL TOWERS A TYPICAL MAJOR HOUSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ZHONGYUAN LIANGUANCHANG DOMINATES THE RIVERFRONT

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M5o DISTRICT | TONGJI UNIVERSITY DAY04

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LILONG ENTRANCE LILONGS ARE COMMON HOUSING TYPE OF OLD CHINA QUICKLY BEING DEVELOPED OVER, RESIDENTS ARE WORKING CLASS

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CHARACTERISTIC DETAILS A VERY COMMON SCENE, THIS IMAGE COULD EASILY BE TAKEN FROM ANY OF A THOUSAND PLACES WITHIN SHANGHAI

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GALLERY SIGNAGE THE M5o DISTRICT IS A THRIVING REDEVELOPMENT, NOW HOME TO AN ARTIST COLONY AND DOZENS OF ARTIST GALLERIES

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MODEL GALLERY SHOOT A RESIDENT ARTIST EXPLOITING ONE OF THE GRAFFITI WALLS AS A SHOOT LOCATION FOR HIS WORK

EXPLORATION


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PEOPLES’ SQUARE | TIANZIFANG | TONGJI DAY05

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Rainy - Overcast

tongji university | guesthouse

shanghai

peoples’ square | planning museum

tianzifang | lilong shops

MY SHANGHAI

05

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HOTEL AND OFFICE COMPLEX PART OF THE REDEVELOPMENT ALONG JINLING RD BETWEEN THE PEOPLES’ SQUARE AND XINTIANDI

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NOW PLANTING SEE IMAGE #037 FROM DAY 3, SITE READY FOR PLANTING CONSTRUCTION 24/7, PROJECTS MOVE VERY QUICKLY BARRIERS PLACED FOR NEW PROJECT: STREET REPAVING

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PEOPLES’ SQUARE | TIANZIFANG | TONGJI DAY05

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BAMBOO SCAFFOLD FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION THIS SCAFFOLD IS SIZED TO CONSTRUCT A BUILDING PROBABLY 6 OR 7 STORIES IN HEIGHT

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ALLEY PARK LOOKING DOWN ON AN ORDINARY ALLEY, THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF ANY SHANGHAI MOB MOVIE

070

BAMBOO BARRIER A THEMATIC IMAGE OF OUR SHANGHAI EXPERIENCE IMAGE INCLUDES: THE COLOR RED, A BICYCLE, AND CONSTRUCTION

071

TIANZIFANG MARKET LILONG HOUSING CONVERTED TO A DENSE PUBLIC MARKET A SUCCESSFUL MODEL IN SHANGHAI, FAMILIES LIVE BEHIND OR ABOVE THEIR SHOPS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT PORTION

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PEOPLES’ SQUARE | TIANZIFANG | TONGJI DAY05 N

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OVERLOOKING PEOPLES SQUARE THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM CAN BE SEEN AT THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN OVERSHADOWED BY MINOR SKYSCRAPERS OF SHANGHAI’S SKYLINE

073

ELEMENTARY FIELD TRIP GROUPS OF SCHOOL KIDS INUNDATE THE LOBBY OF SHANGHAI MUSEUM, GROUPS DISTINGUISHED BY UNIFORM

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SHANGHAI SCALE MODEL OCCUPYING THE ENTIRED OF THE PLANNING MUSEUM’S FOURTHFLOOR, MODEL IS CONSTANTLY UPDATED TO REFLECT DEVELOPMENT

075

TIANZIFANG LILONG MARKETS IN 2000 THE CITY INVESTED INTO THIS COMMUNITY TO ATTRACT ART GALLERIES, CAFES & BOUTIQUES AND CONSEQUENTLY CONSUMERS

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REDEVELOPED LILONG PART OF SHANGHAI CITY FABRIC, THIS DENSE MARKET IS A THRIVING MODEL FOR REDEVELOPMENT WITHIN AN EXISTING CULTURE

INTEGRAL COMPONENTS


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45


46

02

03

04

05

No

077

PEOPLES’ SQUARE | TIANZIFANG | TONGJI DAY05

01

MY SHANGHAI

05

077

SHANGHAI PLANNING MUSEUM SHOWCASES THE CITY AS IT WILL BE IN 10 YEARS GIVES JUSTIFICATION FOR CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION

078

BRUCKELS’ ASTON MARTIN CAR GURU NICK BRUCKELMEYER WAS INTRIGED AT SPOTTING THE ASTON MARTIN SHOP, KYLE TOO

079

LANDSCAPE FRAMING BAMBOO TREES IN A PARK WERE SUPPORTED WITH FRAMING IT WAS COMMON FOR YOUNG PLANTINGS TO BE FRAMED

080

SHANGHAI MUSEUM ENTRANCE HOUSING ANCIENT CHINESE ARTIFACTS AND CULTURAL RELICS DESIGNED LITERALLY IN THE SHAPE OF AN ANCIENT COOKING VESSEL

081

EARLY SHANGHAI CITY DRAWING A REPLICA COPY FOR SALE IN THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM SELLING FOR 2,000 YN = APPROX. 310 USD

INTEGRAL COMPONENTS


08

09

10

079

07

No

No

No

081

080

No

078

06

05

INTEGRAL COMPONENTS

MY SHANGHAI

47


CRICKET MARKET | JIN MAO TOWER DAY06

01

48

02

03

04

05

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Rainy - Overcast

tongji university | guesthouse

shanghai

jin mao tower antique|cricket markets

MY SHANGHAI

06

OLD AND NEW


07

08

09

10

COFFEE AS AN EVENT “AMERICAN COFFEE” IS CLOSER TO ESPRESSO NO REFILLS, EACH 6oz CUP IS CRAFTED INDIVIDUALLY

083

CRICKET MARKET HOME TO MORE THAN CRICKETS, TEEMING WITH HIGH QUANTITIES IN SMALL SPACES COMMON TO THE CITY

084

BIRD CAGES DISPLAYED SO ONE COULD INSPECT THE PRODUCT PRIOR TO PURCHASE

No

082

084

No

No

083

082

06

06

OLD AND NEW

MY SHANGHAI

49


No

50 085

CRICKET MARKET | JIN MAO TOWER DAY06

01

MY SHANGHAI

02 03

06 OLD AND NEW

04 05


CRICKETS | SPECIALIZED MARKET THERE WAS VERY LITTLE URGENCY BY MERCHANTS TO SELL TO US AS THEY KNEW WE COULDN’T TRANSPORT THEIR PRODUCT

086

LARGE CRICKETS THE LARGEST CRICKETS IN THE MARKET THESE WERE APPROXIMATELY 3 - 4 INCHES LONG

087

CRICKET DISPLAY YOU COULD IMAGINE THE AUDIBLE VOLUME WITHIN THE MARKET HOUSING THOUSANDS OF CRICKETS

088

OTHER PETS THE MARKET ALSO HAD FISH, BIRDS AND PLANTS CRICKETS ARE SUPPOSEDLY TIED TO ILLICIT ACTIVITY, THOUGH WE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR SUCH AN EVENT

10

No

No

088

085

09

086

08

No

07

087

06

06

OLD AND NEW

MY SHANGHAI

51


02

03

04

52

MY SHANGHAI

06

05

089

FOODS MARKET EARLY IN THE DAY WE HAVE A VIEW INSIDE THE SEAFOOD MARKET, A GROUP OF HIGHLY SPECIALIZED MERCHANTS AWAIT

090

TYPICAL LILONG ALLEY VERY TIGHT INTERIOR ROOMS, THIS CHANNEL IS THE SOCIAL MAINSTREET AND PLAYROOM OF ALL ITS INHABITANTS

091

TYPICAL REDEVELOPED COMPLEX NEW MODELS OF HOUSING IN CHINA MOVE SINGLE HORIZONTAL CHANNELS TO VERTICAL UNSOCIAL ELEVATORS

092

SUNSET OVER SHANGHAI EACH DAY CONCLUDED IN URBAN SKYLINE SILHOUETTES INTRIGING FROM EVERY POINT OF VIEW WITHIN THE CITY

093

NANJING ROAD NIGHTLIFE SIGNAGE PORTRAYS AN ACTIVE STREETFRONT ONLY THE WEALTHY FREQUENTED THESE BUSINESSES YOU HAD TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR ‘NIGHTLIFE’, I DIDN’T

o

093

CRICKET MARKET | JIN MAO TOWER DAY06 N

01

OLD AND NEW


08

09

10

090

07

No

No

No

091

092

No

089

06

06

OLD AND NEW

MY SHANGHAI

53


02

03

CRICKET MARKET | JIN MAO TOWER DAY06

01

54

MY SHANGHAI

06

04

05

094

SIGHT-SEEING TUNNEL AN EASY TRANSIT UNDER THE HIGHWAY, THIS 4 MPH RIDE LIGHTSHOW WAS MORE EXCITING AS A LONG EXPOSURE IMAGE

095

JIN MAO TOWER & WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER CURRENTLY THE TALLEST TWO BUILDINGS IN SHANGHAI WE ATE AT THE GRAND CAFE ON THE 54TH FLOOR OF JIN MAO

096

JIN MAO | RESTAURANT & LOUNGE LIST JIN MAO TOWER IS A HOTEL FREQUENTED BY HIGH-CLASS BUSINESS MEN/WOMEN TRAVELING THROUGH SHANGHAI

097

BUFFET DESSERT PLATE THIS MEAL WAS MORE THAN EXQUISITE CUISINE, ONE FEELS CONQUEROUS EATING AMIDST THE GIANTS OF SHANGHAI’S WELL-LIT SKYLINE

OLD AND NEW


094

09

No

08

096

07

No

06

10

NN

No

No

097

095

DI

06

OLD AND NEW

MY SHANGHAI

E

ER

H ER

55


SUZHOU CITY DAY07

01

02

03

04

05

Thursday, March 25, 2010 Partly Cloudy - Fair

suzhou city china shanghai china

56

MY SHANGHAI

07

ANCIENT WATER CITY


07

08

09

10

MORNING TAI CHI ROUTINE A GROUP MET ON THE DECK OF THE ARCHITECTURE BUILDING EACH MORNING TO MEDITATE/EXERCISE

099

MULTI-LEVEL HIGHWAY SYSTEM LEAVING SHANGHAI PROPER, EVEN OUTLYING TOWNS FOLLOWED THE MEGA-INFRASTRUCTURAL MODEL OF SHANGHAI CITY

100

IMPROMPTU MEETING | HUMBLE ADMINISTRATOR’S GARDEN THOUGH THE DISCUSSION WAS CENTERED AROUND KYLE, AS INVOLVED AS HE COULD MANAGE, HE NODDED POLITELY TO MANDARIN BANTER

07

100

098

No

No

No

098

099

06

ANCIENT WATER CITY

MY SHANGHAI

57


02

03

No

104

SUZHOU CITY DAY07

01

58

MY SHANGHAI

07

ANCIENT WATER CITY

04

05


SUZHOU CITY WATER CANAL AS A WATER TOWN, IS RELIANT ON ITS CHANNEL AS BOTH A RESOURCE AND MODE OF TRANSPORTATION

102

CRAFTSMEN IN SUZHOU THIS SKILLED SHOWMAN SELLS HIS PRODUCT FROM A RENTED KIOSK IN THE MAIN CHANNEL OF ANCIENT SUZHOU

103

GARDEN DETAILS CAREFULLY MANICURED RUSTIC GARDENS ARE A COMMON SIGHT WITH CERAMIC ROOFED PAVILIONS

104

THE LINGERING GARDEN ANOTHER PRESERVED CULTURAL SITE, THIS GARDEN WAS SEEMINGLY LESS TRAVELED AND MORE PRIVATIZED

10

No

No

103

101

09

101

08

No

07

102

06

07

ANCIENT WATER CITY

MY SHANGHAI

59


02

03

04

05

No

105

SUZHOU CITY DAY07

01

60

MY SHANGHAI

07

105

GARDEN ADMISSION | SITE MAPS THESE MAPS LEAD VISITORS TO PAGODAS AND OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST WITHIN THE GARDENS

106

BACK OF HOUSE IT IS COMMONPLACE FOR THE CHINESE TO EXPLOIT THE SOUTH-FACING FACADE TO EXPOSE CLOTHING TO THE SUN

107

RELICS OF THE SUZHOU MUSEUM THIS INTRICATE CARVING INTO AN IVORY TUSK MEASURED 3’-6” LONG 州 博 物 館 AND WAS ONE OF MANY IMPRESSIVE蘇DISPLAYS OF ANCIENT ART

108

GARDEN SKETCHES A CHINESE VISITOR TO THE LINGERING GARDEN SKETCHES THE PAGODAS TO STUDY AND ENJOY THE SCENE

ANCIENT WATER CITY


07

08

09

10

No

No

108

106

No

107

06

07

ANCIENT WATER CITY

MY SHANGHAI

61


02

03

04

05

No

109

SUZHOU CITY DAY07

01

62

MY SHANGHAI

07

109

SUZHOU MUSEUM | OPENED 2006 DESIGNED BY CHINESE ARCHITECT I.M. PEI, HIS LAST PROJECT HOUSING A LIBRARY OF ANCIENT CHINESE ART & DOCUMENTS

110

BUILDING THE TRADITIONAL A FEW RESIDENTS OF SUZHOU CITY BUILD THIS PAGODA REPLICATING IN FINE DETAIL OF TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION

111

WALLED PASSAGEWAY AN INTIMATE PASSAGEWAY FRAMES THE NEXT PORTION OF THE GARDENS CONTROLLING THE APPROACHING VIEW

112

PICTURE WITH THE AMERICAN DAVID CONSENTS TO POSE AS THE DISTANT FOREIGNER THIS WAS AN AMMUSING SUGGESTION INITIALLY

113

FEEL LIKE MICKEY MOUSE SOON A LINE FORMED, WE AS AMERICANS WERE AS MUCH A TOURISTIC INTRIGE AS THE GARDENS

ANCIENT WATER CITY


07

08

09

10

No

No

No

113

112

No

111

110

06

07

ANCIENT WATER CITY

MY SHANGHAI

63


QINGPU CITY | ZHU JIA JIAO DAY08

01

64

02

03

04

05

Friday, March 26, 2010 Sunny - Clear

shanghai china

qingpu district china

MY SHANGHAI

08

DREAM ENCOUNTER


07

08

09

10

No

No

115

114

06

BICYCLE TRAFFIC THIS SMALL STREET IN SHANGHAI IS DOMINATED BY BICYCLE TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS

115

STOCKED REFLECTING POND PART IN THE DESIGN OF THE PLANNING EXHIBIT HALL, THIS POND IS AN ELEMENT OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

116

ANCIENT TOWN OF ZHU JIA JIAO AN ANCIENT WATER CITY IN THE QINGPU DISTRICT, SHOPS APPEAL TO COMMUNAL FULFILLING SERVICES

No

116

114

08

DREAM ENCOUNTER

MY SHANGHAI

65


02

03

No

117

QINGPU CITY | ZHU JIA JIAO DAY08

01

66

MY SHANGHAI

08

DREAM ENCOUNTER

04

05


06

07

08

09

ON ZHU JIA JIAO’S SECONDARY CHANNEL THOUGH WE WERE INTERESTED IN THE RIDE, TAXI-ING BOATS WERE INTEGRAL FOR RESIDENTS’ TRANSPORT

118

MAIN RESIDENTIAL THOROUGHFARE A VIEW DOWN A MAIN PATH TO PRIVATE HOUSING LIVING SPACES ARE SIMILARLY VERY TIGHT

119

ON THE DIANPU RIVER THE COMPLACENT OARSMAN WAS EXPERT AT STEERING NARROW PASSES DIANPU RIVER FLOWS INTO THE HUANGPU IN DOWNTOWN SHANGHAI

120

DEPTH AND DETAIL BRIGHT RICE PAPER LANTERNS HANG FROM LATICES ADDING COMPLIMENTARY DECOR TO THE OLD BUILDINGS

No

No

118

119

No

120

117

10

08

DREAM ENCOUNTER

MY SHANGHAI

67


02

03

04

68

MY SHANGHAI

08

05

121

SECONDARY CHANNEL OF THE ANCIENT WATER TOWN AS A WATER TOWN, THE CHANNEL IS A MAJOR RESOURCE FOR FOOD AS WELL AS TRANSPORTATION

122

GLASS FACADE ACROSS THE POND FROM QINGPU LIBRARY IS THIS SQUARE BUILDING WITH A SLEEK GLASS FACADE DETAIL

123

LIBRARY ON THE LAKE A ROLLING LANDSCAPE ON XIAYANG LAKE IS HOME TO QINGPU LIBRARY AND RESTAURANTS WITH A QUIET VIEW

124

STAGNANT POOL A STAGNANT PORTION OF A POND IN A NEWER QINGPU DISTRICT GARDEN BREEDS MINNOW

125

A CALM ESCAPE NEW RESIDENTIAL TOWERS OVERLOOK THIS NEW DOMINANT AMENITY, A SERENE GARDEN AND REFLECTIVE PONDS

No

125

QINGPU CITY | ZHU JIA JIAO DAY08

01

DREAM ENCOUNTER


08

09

10

122

07

No

No

No

123

124

No

121

06

08

DREAM ENCOUNTER

MY SHANGHAI

69


02

03

QINGPU CITY | ZHU JIA JIAO DAY08

01

70

MY SHANGHAI

08

04

05

126

QINGPU PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE A RECENT ADDITION TO THE TOWN, DESIGN IS BY COLLABORATION BETWEEN CA DESIGN & THE TONGJI STRUCTURAL DEPARTMENT

127

INSIDE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PART IN A PLAN TO REVITALIZE THE QINGPU DISTRICT, THE BRIDGE CONNECTS A MARKET TO RESIDENTS ACROSS THE RIVER

128

SILENT GARDENS IN A NEWER QINGPU DEVELOPMENT CONTEMPORARY PARK DESIGN USES ANCIENT PARKS AS A MODEL PLACING KINDERGARDEN AND RESTROOMS AS PAVILIONS IN SCAPE

DREAM ENCOUNTER


07

08

09

10

No

No

128

127

No

126

06

08

DREAM ENCOUNTER

MY SHANGHAI

71


PUDONG | SILK MARKET | TIANZIFANG DAY09

01

03

04

05

Saturday, March 27, 2010 Partly Cloudy - Fair

tongji university | guesthouse

shanghai

pudong | site selection

tianzifang | lilong shops

72

02

MY SHANGHAI

silk market | lujiabang rd

09

CHANGING FACE


07

08

09

10

No

129

06

PRESERVED GRAND ENTRANCE IN PUDONG PART OF THE ENGLISH CONSOLATE, THIS STRUCTURE IS PRESERVED AND WILL BE ATTACHED TO A NEW PARK ABUTTED TO SUZHOU CREEK

130

WHATEVER IT TAKES THIS CREW LEANS ITS LADDER DIRECTLY ON THE WIRING THEY ARE WORKING ON, UNMONITORED SOLUTIONS

No

130

129

09

CHANGING FACE

MY SHANGHAI

73


74

No 131

PUDONG | SILK MARKET | TIANZIFANG DAY09

01

MY SHANGHAI

02 03

09 CHANGING FACE

04 05


A PEDESTRIAN SUPERSTRUCTURE ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY AT CITY LEVEL, THIS PEDESTRIAN BYPASS SEPARATES TRAFFIC TO KEEP UNINTERRUPTED FLOW

132

FLOATING LANE A COMMON EXAMPLE OF UN-ISOLATED LANES BETWEEN BICYCLES AND VEHICLES

133

DOWNTOWN | PUDONG DISTRICT A COMMON WEEKDAY DOWNTON PEDESTRIAN AND MASS TRANSIT TRAFFIC IS NOTICEABLY MORE IMMENSE

134

RETURN TO TIANZIFANG THIS WAS MY FAVORITE COLLECTIVE MARKET, SHOPS AND GALLERIES WERE PRIDEFULLY FAMILY OWNED AND PRODUCED

10

No

No

132

131

09

133

08

No

07

134

06

09

CHANGING FACE

MY SHANGHAI

75


02

03

04

05

o

135

PUDONG | SILK MARKET | TIANZIFANG DAY09 N

01

76

MY SHANGHAI

09

135

VIEW FROM THE HIGHWAY OVERCAST SKIES RENDER THIS SCENE OMINOUS, THOUGH SPORATIC DEVELOPMENT IS TYPICAL IN EVERY PART OF THE CITY

136

HAULING SCAFFOLD AN EXTREMELY COMMON SIGHT, A DAY LABORER IS SEEN USING HIS BICYCLE TO TRANSPORT CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

137

INSIDE THE SILK MARKET ON THE FOURTH LEVEL OF THIS ALL SKILLED TAILOR MARKET OVERALL MARKET SPACE WAS THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD

138

THE FINER SIDE HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE SPECIALIZED SUITS, SILK TUXEDOS AND FINE MANDARIN SCHOOL DRESS

CHANGING FACE


07

08

09

10

No

No

138

136

No

137

06

09

CHANGING FACE

MY SHANGHAI

77


02

03

PUDONG | SILK MARKET | TIANZIFANG DAY09

01

78

MY SHANGHAI

09

04

05

139

TUNNEL VISION | WHAT A RIDE DRIVERS IN SHANGHAI DON’T BELIEVE IN SEPARATE LANES AND ARE EXPERT AT ANTICIPATING OTHER DRIVERS, ONE HAND ON THE HORN

140

ORIENT SHOPPING CENTER AN ENTHUSIASTIC SHOPPING AREA ENERGIZED BY LIGHT SHOWS SHUTS DOWN DEFINITIVELY AT 9:00pm

141

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO PUT THAT? I TRIED TO TRACK BUT LOST COUNT AT 28 SEPARATE DISHES SERVED THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR MORE ON THE TABLE AT 22

142

FELLOWSHIP WITH THE FINAL MEAL A RESTAURANT CALLED SPICY STORM, THIS FAMILY STYLE DINNER AN OVERWHELMING MEAL FULL OF ITEMS I NEVER PLANNED TO EAT

CHANGING FACE


08

09

10

141

07

No

No

No

140

142

No

139

06

09

CHANGING FACE

MY SHANGHAI

79


80

03

04

05

GMT - 04

GMT - 05

GMT - 06

GMT - 07

GMT - 08

GMT - 09

GMT - 10

GMT - 11

GMT - 00

12-HR TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 12

GMT + 11

GMT + 10

GMT + 09

GMT + 08

Saturday, March 20, 2010 Partly Cloudy

GMT - 12

02

GMT + 07

DEPARTURE | RETURN TO REALITY DAY10

01

TRAVEL PATH

LOCAL

11:56 am 4:18 pm

LOCAL

LOCAL

MY SHANGHAI

9:45 am

shanghaichina

10

LAST FLASH

detroitmichiganus columbusohious


07

08

09

10

No BOARDING PASS HOME UNDER LOCK AND KEY, THESE SURVIVED MY SAFEKEEPING THROUGH THE WEEK

144

SHANGHAI SKYLING | PUDONG WATERFRONT FROM THE WAIBAI DU BRIDGE OVERLOOKING THE FINANCIAL CENTER OF SHANGHAI, PUDONG DISTRICT

145

MANUFACTURING TOWN MANY OF THE OUTLYING TOWNS ARE DEPENDANT ON A SINGLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

No

143

143

No

145

144

06

10

LAST FLASH

MY SHANGHAI

81


No

82 146

DEPARTURE | RETURN TO REALITY DAY10

01

MY SHANGHAI

02 03

10 LAST FLASH

04 05


08

A LAST FLASH OF THE SHANGHAI SKYLINE WAVING GOOD-BYE TO THE EVERCHANGING CITY, AT ITS PACE OF CHANGE, HOW WILL IT LOOK ON MY NEXT VISIT

147

SHANGHAI PORT A MIX OF INDUSTRIAL AND HEAVY COMMERCIAL OUTSIDE OF TOWN EVERY OPERATION IN SHANGHAI IS ON AN EXPONENTIAL SCALE

148

APPROACHING THE AIRPORT WATCHING OUTGOING PLANES AS WE APPROACH WE ANTICIPATE ANOTHER 14-HOUR FLIGHT HOME

149

EXHAUSTED READY TO GO HOME, A SARCASTIC SNEER FROM KYLE EXEMPLIFIES OUR EXHAUSTION

10

No

No

148

149

146

09

147

07

No

06

10

LAST FLASH

MY SHANGHAI

83


02

03

04

84

MY SHANGHAI

10

05

150

CONSUMATE CONSTRUCTION | DAWN THE BEGINNINGS OF A CONSTRUCTION SITE, WE RECOGNIZE THE CITY WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT BY NEXT VISIT

151

APPROACHING PUDONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WE HAD A CHANCE NOW TO SEE THE WHOLE AIRPORT WHICH WAS DARK WHEN WE BEGAN OUR ADVENTURE

152

DEPARTING AIRCRAFT AS WE APPROACH THE AIRPORT WE SEE THE FINER DETAIL OF THE MEGA-STRUCTURE AND POSSIBLY OUR PLANE

153

CHEKING-IN TO PUDONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SKYLIGHTS FLOOD THE OPEN CHECK-IN AREA, OUTGOING SECURITY CHECKS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THEN INCOMING

154

ABOVE THE CLOUDS WE’RE NOW CRUISING AT THE BEGINNING EDGE OF OUR 12 1/2 HOUR TREK ACROSS THE GLOBE

No

150

DEPARTURE | RETURN TO REALITY DAY10

01

LAST FLASH


08

09

10

152

07

No

No

153

154

No

No

151

06

10

LAST FLASH

MY SHANGHAI

85


TO CHINA

HANGOVER

GI JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA

PUBLIC ENEMIES

WHIP IT!

INGLORIOUS BASTARDS

THE OFFICE (TV SERIES)

TO USA

FUNNY PEOPLE

I LOVE YOU, MAN

UP IN THE AIR

500 DAYS OF SUMMER

THE PROPOSAL

THE SOLOIST

STRIKEOUT INDICATES MOVIES NOT FINISHED

(581)

THURSDAY / FRIDAY

(337)

SATURDAY

(482)

SUNDAY

(401)

MONDAY

(206)

TUESDAY

(501)

WEDNESDAY

(678)

THURSDAY

(207)

FRIDAY

(000)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

BUS STOPS (DAY 07, DAY 08)

00

DIGESTION

MEALS EATEN ABROAD

27

THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS

05

SOUVENEIRS PURCHASED

26

MY SHANGHAI

TAXI TRIPS

Saturday, March 20, 2010 Partly Cloudy

PHOTOS TAKEN

86

04

19

9

MOVIES WATCHED

03

13

02

3,393

END TABULATIONS PST00

01


07

08

09

10

DOCUMENTATION INTENT THIS OPPORTUNITY WAS AFFORDED TO US AS A MEANS TO EXPERIENCE A NEW CULTURE, ITS TOOLS, SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS. WE RETURNED FROM SPRING BREAK TO DIGEST, INTERPRET AND APPLY OUR NEW UNDERSTANDING TO AN ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO. AS A MEANS OF DIGESTING THE REALITIES OF SHANGHAI, WE WERE CHALLENGED TO ANTICIPATE A DESIGN THAT WOULD APPEAL BOTH TO TOURISTS (ESSENTIALLY US) AND RESIDENTS (WHO WE SPENT A WEEK WITH). FURTHER THIS PROJECT WAS TO CONCEIVE OF A WATERBORNE SYSTEM ON THE SUZHOU CREEK WHICH PLAYS A MAJOR PHYSICAL ROLE IN THE CITY BUT IS CURRENTLY UNDER-UTILIZED. OUR FACE TO FACE STUDY OF THE PROPOSED SITE (SUZHOU CREEK) AND ITS GREATER CONTEXT (SHANGHAI) GENERATED AN AWARENESS BEYOND DIMENSION AND CONTENT. A DESIGN WITH INTEGRITY TO ITS LOCALE. A PROPOSAL WHICH INTEGRATES ITSELF INTO AN EXISTING NETWORK USING THE SAME LANGUAGE WITH NEW TECHNIQUES AND ULTIMATELY FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS.

STUDIO PARTICIPANTS

21

06

JEFFANDERSON

ZACHKAMERER

NICKBRUCKELMEYER

COURTNEYKEYS

ELIZABETHBURDICK

JONATHANLEONARD

ELIZABETHCARR

KARLAMCCRAE

BRIANCHEN

DAVIDTHRASHER

STEPHENCHRISTY

MARCELASANTOS

GREGEVANS

KYLESCHNEIDER

MARCELAFIGUEIRA

SAMEERSHARIF

ZACHGERMAN

MEGANSILVERSTEIN

CHRISTIANHAZENFRATZ SARAHCOWLES ANNPENDLETON-JULLIAN 00

DIGESTION

MY SHANGHAI

87


LAYOUT, GRAPHIC DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY JONATHANLEONARD THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY | COLUMBUS, OHIO AUSTIN E. KNOWLTON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE MASTERS CANDIDATE, 2011 jrleonard.04@gmail.com

OTHER CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS JEFFANDERSON NICKBRUCKELMEYER BRIANCHEN GREGEVANS ZACHGERMAN ZACHKAMERER COURTNEYKEYS KARLAMACRAE


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