Shanghai/ The Silk Road Series


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{Sunrise on Shanghai}

The “Silk Road” is the fabled name historians use to describe the first trade route that connected China with the Mediterranean region in ancient and medieval times, a 4,000-mile network of routes that passed through the entire Asian continent.

Travelers journeyed over mountains or deserts from one oasis to the next carrying silks, spices, gold and textiles in what could be considered at times dangerous or difficult circumstances.


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While journeying today may seem less harrowing, discovering the cultural aspects of an individual country is still an exciting adventure.

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This is the first in a series of several posts beginning with China and ending in Italy, where I would like to share my take on the cultural corridors between these continents; from street scenes, to timeless architecture, exotic art and delicious food.

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{Dongtai Lu Antique Market}

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This open market is perfect for finding mementos that range from old biscuit tins to Mao ramekins. Bartering is the standard and a great deal of fun.

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{Shanghai at dusk}

Enjoy,

K

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3 thoughts on “Shanghai/ The Silk Road Series

  1. Hello Stylish Heath, I love your pics of Shanghai. The pic capturing both sunset and dusk are truly captivating. The one with the young lady eating the bowl of rice encompasses the chinese culture. Here she is enjoying a quick meal right in the middle of that street market on a makeshift table. How did you capture that one? Awwwwwww, I can only imagine what that trip was like. Keep the posts coming……………………………..

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  2. Awesome pics K, they show a more personal perspective of a somewhat mysterious culture. I can’t imagine how satisfying that excursion must have been. Keep us posted with more goodies.

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