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Museum Week — Shanghai Museum


Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

Another museum we visited exposed us to the beauties of historical Chinese Art.  This would be the Shanghai Museum.

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

The multistory Shanghai Museum is split into several galleries, and it would take days to see them all so you must be selective.  The galleries include:

Shanghai Museum

Ancient Furniture

Since time was limited and there was much to see I concentrated on the Jade, Ceramics, and Furniture Galleries.

Jade

Jade

Ceramics dating to the Qing and Ming Dynasties

Ceramics dating to the Qing and Ming Dynasties

Not everything of photographic interest resides in just the galleries, however.  Take a look at this stunning end cap on the staircase:

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

Here’s today’s gallery.  Click on any image to bring up the slide show:

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Museum Week — Shanghai History Museum


Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

Inside the base of the Oriental Pearl Tower is yet another attraction.  It’s a charming combination of wax figures, dioramas, classic vehicles, and historical artifacts called the Shanghai History Museum.  The detail on the dioramas is stunning, and I’ve saved the best of these for Fun Photo Friday.

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

The vehicles were fun, especially what appeared to be an original Willys Jeep they had in the collection.

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

But it was the wax figures that stole the show throughout much of the museum.  Take a look at this opium den, for example:

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

However some of the historical artifacts were also stunningly beautiful.  Take this Wedding Sedan Chair for instance:

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

The Shanghai History Museum is definitely worth a run-through, and here’s more of what awaits you:

 

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Fun Photo Friday — Oriental Pearl Tower


And today’s last look at the Oriental Pearl Tower and the views from its observation deck and at its base:

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