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.
Cute popsicles screaming for your love – only if you pay 4x the cost of a normal popsicle.
After a few backtrack, I finally found Shanghai Museum right on People’s Square.
Inside the building.
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.
Wooden wine “glass”
Guan Yu, an ancient national hero.
Exquisite jade wares.
Fine furniture made from Hainan Yellow Pear woods, which is now extinct.
Tables and chairs painted in special red paints.
Jingde (a place famous for its porcelains and special blue color) porcelains
Jingde red porcelain telling the story of founding Jingde kiln
In the olden times, people used to play pipa horizontally instead of vertically.
Traditional process of making potteries.
Gigantic Buddha’s head in the religion section.
Bian zhong, ancient musical instrument made out of bronze.
Pillow for respected deceased.
Outside Shanghai Museum is People’s Square, or the municipal center.
A small gallery in fine European style building next to Shanghai Grand Theatre not far to the People’s Square.