I’ve taken a lot of photos in Shanghai. To be honest, I’ve probably taken more pictures in Shanghai than in the rest of the world, combined. As I sat in bed this morning I got that annoying ‘your computer is running out of disk space’ message, which forced me to make a drastic decision – it’s time to move the pictures to a new home (translation: buy an external hard disk).
I then started clicking through the photos on my computer, and it struck me – I’ve been in Shanghai for more than a year. This is a pretty big thing for me, because now I’m no longer ‘new’ here. I can’t say ‘a few months’, ‘half a year’ or ‘not that long’ when people ask me ‘how long have you been in China?’ (which happens most days).
Anyway, before I transfer all of them pictures off the computer, I want to put some on here to serve as a warning to (about?!) foreigners in China. Enjoy a year in Shanghai (in photos):