Day Two Hundred Seventy Two, October 21, 2011


nap time!

A few days ago, we entered the sixth year of our expatriate life in Shanghai and I so wish I was doing a 365 project for every day of those years. Living here is in every way a thrilling adventure, looking daily at the strange canvas of what this culture of contrasts has to offer. And some things never change. Amongst the new buildings, the fancy high rises, the dozens of emerging 5 star hotels and glitzy malls, the workers continue to sleep in their stalls, they still ride their run down bikes carrying load of odd baggage, and they are always sweet, innocent and grounded in old tradition. Yes, I value every day I spend here and for that I will continue to drag my camera around daily into the streets of this amazing city.

photo taken: man asleep in his stall at the fabric market near the Bund, Shanghai

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10 comments

  1. Not only your photos are great, what you write about it is fascinating.

    I love your work!

    Nicole

  2. Simply brilliant. I especially like the sentence: “Living here is in every way a thrilling adventure, looking daily at the strange canvas of what this culture of contrasts has to offer.”

  3. Good picture, Mimo, good stuff! Adrian

  4. Beautiful photograph, even of the napping man’s dirty feet! Just adds to the charm!

    The last time I was in Shanghai was ten years ago. I hear it has changed drastically in the past decade. Can’t wait to visit again and find some inspiration myself! Looking forward to seeing Day 273!

  5. sounds truly inspiring – you sure can find the great shots mimo! love the focus on his feet.

  6. This one is gorgeous and isn’t life so much more interesting when you are LOOKING for photographs.. c

  7. Great shot! it sounds like a fascinating place to live.

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