Looking across the river at Shanghai's Bund. Barges plied up and down.
I met up with Annie Ni, a local sketcher who took me to meet the diligent water colourist group who work from 9am - 2pm each Saturday! It was drizzling so they were under cover in a park and very hospitable.
In the evening I went across from my hotel to a pub - "The Brew" - and lo and behold the band - Solidaz was made up of Kiwi Hamiltonians - plus a Canadian singer. They had been playing together for 20 years and live in the Kerry Hotel! They had a sterling sound and a huge repertoire - playing anything the audience asked for.
Another view inside 'The Brew"
Mr Hong's house. Annie explained he was #3 in the Nationalist pre-war government after Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek. This was in Puxi an historical cultural area.
Surprisingly a Protestant church - very western inside. Had been many other things under Communist rule but was now back as a church. The caretaker volunteers happily showed us around inside after we showed our sketches.