New World & Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China

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Stayed at a friend’s house in Shanghai, who recommended New World not far from the house. I wasn’t exactly looking for it but bumped into it on my way to Shanghai Museum.

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Cute popsicles screaming for your love – only if you pay 4x the cost of a normal popsicle.

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After a few backtrack, I finally found Shanghai Museum right on People’s Square.

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Inside the building.

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1st floor was crowded with running teenagers and screaming kids, so I sought refuge on the top floor, which had a nice display of different ethnic Chinese clothings.

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Baby’s bib

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Coin pockets.

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Ceremonial masks.

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Wooden wine “glass”

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Guan Yu, an ancient national hero.

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Exquisite jade wares.

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Fine furniture made from Hainan Yellow Pear woods, which is now extinct.

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Tables and chairs painted in special red paints.

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Jingde (a place famous for its porcelains and special blue color) porcelains

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Jingde red porcelain telling the story of founding Jingde kiln

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Pillow

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In the olden times, people used to play pipa horizontally instead of vertically.

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Traditional process of making potteries.

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Gigantic Buddha’s head in the religion section. 

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Bronzeware.

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Bian zhong, ancient musical instrument made out of bronze.

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Pillow for respected deceased.

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Outside Shanghai Museum is People’s Square, or the municipal center.

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A small gallery in fine European style building next to Shanghai Grand Theatre not far to the People’s Square.

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