1st Floor: Ancient Chinese Bronze & Sculpture Galleries
2nd Floor: Ancient Chinese Ceramic Gallery
3rd Floor: Chinese Painting Gallery
4th Floor: Ancient Jade & Furniture Galleries
Random thoughts about Shanghai before we forget: Thank goodness we didn't plan on driving ourselves. It is like an orchestrated madness on the roads. Each cab we take is like being in one of the "Bourne" movies, "The French Connection", or "To Live & Die in L.A."! I'm shocked there aren't more accidents. Cars, bicycles (and no one wears a helmet, here or in Japan that we saw), buses, mopeds, pedestrians...they all interweave within seeming inches of each other. And the horns! They never stop honking.
Another obstacle we have found is that is is more difficult to find places to eat. That probably sounds nuts, since this city alone houses 13 million people, but compared to Tokyo, it is tougher. Seemingly everywhere you looked in Japan there was food to be bought and vending machines on every block. Not so much here. We certainly aren't going hungry, though, so don't worry. It's just an observation of OURS (we are probably the only ones who have found this).
We know that we are a pretty "conspicuous" family (what with the racial make up of the four of us), so it comes as no surprise that we have attracted quite a lot of stares while out and about. Eskedar in particular seems something of a celebrity, as she has had her hair touched and commented on (in Chinese, so not sure what is being said, but it is always said with a smile). And on two separate occasions she has been asked to pose for a photograph Once was with a couple (around 19 or 20) and the second time was with our waitress at lunch. We have told E that she can say no, but so far it doesn't bother her too much. We joke that we should get her autograph now, so we can say "we knew her when."