Monday, September 15, 2008

Do you Know the Way to Shanghai, say?

             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...
Hold on a sec...just wanna take a quick peek across Chetinggong Rd. and check it out...
Is this the quicker way to Shanghai? (Take the inherited past and progress it for the future)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sujata said...

I love the pix of the road from nowhere. It's going someplace for sure, but where did it come from?

September 19, 2008 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Alice T. said...

Isn't that what the chicken and egg are wondering the whole time?

September 20, 2008 at 3:40 AM  

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