Monday, September 15, 2008
Ji wang kai lai
inherit past progress future
This is the front of Shanghai Polytechnic Institute. Just inside the gates. This is where the school's private, air-conditioned bus leaves everyday at 12:15 pm and 4:15 pm. The school's bus takes a direct path, 30 minutes north to Lianhua Rd., which is a major street on the edge of Shanghai.
If you don't take the school's bus, you leave the gates and cross the street (Chetinggong Rd.) and flag down a pink bus (no bus stop, just wave). The pink bus takes a more indirect route to Lianhua Rd., 45 min to an hour and with stops. It's 5 yuan. (7 yuan = 1US$) Lianhua Rd. has a subway stop, Line 1, the Red Line, that then takes you 10 stops to the People's Park, one of the busiest and most central stops in Shanghai.
Here is the model of the school that you see as soon as you set foot into the administration building.
From here, where we wait for the bus, you can see across the street into the gates of a clothing factory. There seems to be a road...