Shanghai May 2006

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Taxi. Note TV inside. Shanghai
Old Jewish Synagogue, Shanghai Now a museum. The 'curator' was friends with most of the now prominent Jews at that time. Many still return. Curiously Japan allowed European Jews to settle there.
Tablet near Ohel Moishe Synagogue and Huoshan Park memorializing the Jews who flocked to Shanghai during the 30s and 40s.
Huoshan Park served as the spiritual heart of the Jewish Ghetto. Now it is a popular park and at 10:30 am there were several couples dancing and others listening to music, Shanghai
Site of the Jewish community of 30s and 40s. It has since been expanded and is now a very active private hospital. In foreground, 3 patients are taking a break. Shanghai
Garden Building. Built 1905 in late French Renaissance style. Resembles the White House. Now Shanghai Arts & Crafts Institute
All electronics are available in China for about the same price as USA. Here is an Apple Store. It had pretty good stock, including Apple software. Shanghai
This lady actually sold me a hard drive. She owned and operated a 1-person computer shop in a very large and bustling 'electronic mall'. She partitioned my drive and enclosed it in a case.
Former residence of Gen Chow En-lais. Now a museum. In the heart of the French Concession, Shanghai
Shanghai was occupied at various times by foreigners. The enclaves were known as 'concessions'. The 'French Concession' is still a prominant section of Shanghai and remains one of the prettiest
The futuristic skyline of Pudong. The tall building to the left is the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai
Looking south along the Bund and the Huangpu River. Pudong is on the left across the river
The Bund. Shanghai
The Bund. One of the most famous buildings is the one with the green roof. The Peace Hotel was the major tourist hotel, prior to the Hilton which was built ?early 90s.
Some of the buildings along the Bund. The Green domed building is the famed Peace hotel built in the '30s by millionnaire Victor Sassoon, Shanghai

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