The Real China

Shanghi, China

 

 

Shanghai Gardens

On my first trip to China we were walking through the Yuuan Market.

 

 

It’s a lively area of shops where the art of haggling is on full throttle and the area is filled with real people, and only a few tourists.

 

 

I was struck by this woman because of her expressive face and the history she surely experienced from the rise of Mao Tse-tung, to the dreaded Cultural Revolution, to China’s resurgence as the world’s second largest economy.

 

 

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