What I learnt at the museum today …

At the base of the Pearl Tower, they have a fantastic museum celebrating the history of Shanghai.  It is arranged into 5 sections of the city’s history and contains hundreds of carefully constructed diaromas and scale models.  This one is Nanjing Road (the real Nanjing Road is just 5 minutes away on the Metro but whatever).

I was particularly excited to see this one – a replica of an old-style bean curd shop.  OMG, that tofu slab is (was?) as big as her head!

One section has an interesting theme…

According to the displays, those rascally foreigners brought all sorts of weird and wonderful things to Shanghai, like hair torture devices

(did you spot the Doctor?)
and the desire for crazy shoes.

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