One of the most common sites in Shanghai streets and markets is hanging dried fish or meat. You find them hanging in the streets, with the laundry, by clothing pins, on trees, in window sills, everywhere. I still find it very hard to get used to, especially when they catch me off guard like this one here that I almost bumped into in the market today. But food around the world is as varied as the people, their history, and traditions are, and that’s wonderful to experience!
I will never get used to seeing window cleaners in Shanghai hanging on a single rope to clean the outside glass of high rise buildings. It is a very dangerous job, at least that’s how it looks to me when I see a rope, then feet followed by a giggling face popping down outside my window. They start at the top and slide slowly all the way down the building cleaning and risking their lives in the process. This is another one of the strange ways of going on that make Shanghai what it is, a whimsical place that I will never forget.