Day 4 Museums x2
Should've posted earlier but I took a little too long in the bath. :P
Last minute change in plans today meant we actually did go to the Shanghai Museum instead of to the Expo again. Good thing too, since the museum at least allowed us to sit when tired.
Jade and ceramic galleries were full of "teh pretteh". Painting gallery was nice too. Calligraphy gallery went mostly over my head, unfortunately.
Camera decided to mostly cooperate today. I got lots of pics of jade and ceramics. I wonder if it has to do with turning off flash, since all of the museum galleries forbade flash photography. No pics of paintings though, since they didn't allow any photography or video taping at all.
In the evening we went to the Pearl TV Tower. Since going up to the tower was going to be a two hour line (boo...lines), we went down to the museum instead. It was surprisingly good, actually, filled with life-sized models and life-like mannequins that displayed what life was like throughout the history of Shanghai. It was certainly much much much bigger and grander than I what I remember it being (waaaay back in the late 90s). It was just a pity that my camera ran out of batteries by the time I got out of the Shanghai Museum earlier in the day.
Tomorrow we're really going back to the expo... I think. :p