8,008 km so far.
Today I got to take pictures of Everyday Things. It kind of feels like cheating to do this assignment in Shanghai, since so many things that are everyday here are extraordinary to my eyes.
Tomorrow we’ll be moving out of our windowless hotel room, so I decided to start by capturing a little of its pedestrian essence.
Then we visited Sumerian Cafe. I left Stephen drinking some excellent Chinese coffee while I braved the cold to shoot.
Shanghai has re-purposed their phone boxes. Does this make them relevant again?
As usual, walking down alleyways reveals the everyday of life in the city.
Things tend towards the utilitarian here, especially in public spaces.
People seem to be continuously cleaning the floor.
Or sweeping leaves and debris off the streets.
Yet, not everything is exactly spotless.
But, this is Shanghai, so if it’s frills and spotlessness you desire, it’s yours (if you can afford it).
Tomorrow I’ll be sitting and waiting for the shot to come to me. Sounds boring and cold. We’ll see. ♥