|Porcelain vase from the Qing Dynasty depicting the Eight Immortals|
|Statuette of Buddha. Can't recall the details, I'm afraid. But, trust me, it's old.|
Delicately painted porcelain
After Shanghai Museum, we took a stroll through People's Square, as told. There, we came upon an art exhibit by two of China's modern artists: sculptor Gao Xiaowu and painter Joyce Ho. Their work demonstrates how art continues to evolve over these human millennia and how, in this ever-shrinking world, outside influences have penetrated the ancient Middle Kingdom.
Tomorrow, Calee and I catch the high-speed (average 170 miles per hour) commuter train for Beijing. So, this post is my sign-off from Shanghai. I hope you've enjoyed these photos. Check back later for sights and stories from China's capital.
'Til then, just for grins, here's some food for thought from China's premier philosopher, Confucius:
“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people."