Today is the full moon, so the official mid-Autumn festival day. Shortly we will be heading out to Li’s hometown (wedding still TBD).
The weather in Shanghai lately has been absolutely gorgeous – blue skies and cooler nights with some killer sunsets from my office window. I haven’t been able to stop from snapping photos as I see a blue sky or a building highlighted against it. Here are several that I have taken in the last week.
The first shots are from an afternoon excursion to Yu Yuan Garden with a friend of my sister. He happened to be in town for less than 24 hours and said he had already seen the Bund, so I swept him along through Yu Yuan Garden and Xintiandi and we had a grand time. The blue skies that day made me stand up and notice.
The second cluster are shots taken while either at work or on my way to a meeting. I especially paid attention to the Pearl Tower (the TV tower, the round ball thing) which is a symbol of Shanghai because I saw in the paper that after October holidays they are going to renovate it. I wonder how long it will be under construction and whether this symbol of the city will be dark for a while.
The others – my view will change soon at work and I continue to be amazed at the beauty I see each day.
The final shots are of moon cakes - couldn’t avoid them! This is a beautiful package that Li’s company gave him with 12 moon cakes in it. Since I received some as well, this box is currently in transit with us to his hometown. I like moon cakes, but after two or three, that’s enough. This package is even more special because from the pictures it looks like the moon cakes are made with precious materials like abalone. Even more of a reason to share with his family.
I wish all of you a happy, healthy mid-Autumn festival. May you be surrounded by family and friends during this beautiful time of year to celebrate how you see fit!
On a technical note I may not be able to keep up a regular posting schedule over the next couple of weeks with the different trips we have planned. Will do my best, but if I miss a post here and there, consider yourselves warned!