As shocking as it may seem, we once again awoke to a gray and cloudy day. Today's agenda was pretty simple. A trip to visit the Pearl Tower to get a view of the city, then some shopping, then a night at the theater to watch the acrobats of Shanghai.
Jimmy told us that it was the start of the Moon Festival. This is an annual pilgrimage home for people all over the country. As such, it also meant that the locals would be out and about seeing the sights too. So when he told us that we would have to wait for hours at the Pearl Tower to go up, and that there were a couple other tall buildings we could go up sooner instead, we jumped at the chance.
We ended up going to the observation deck of the Jin Mao Tower. It was a nice view, though a bit overcast. We did get to see the Pearl Tower.
Haibo, the World Expo mascot. Some thought he looked like Gumby.
Shanghai World Financial Center. It is currently the tallest building in Shanghai, but will be surpassed soon by the under construction Shanghai Tower being built a couple of blocks away.
That night we saw the Shanghai Acrobats, a thouroughly enjoyable troupe. My favorite were the "Hat Guys" Seen here stacked on each other doing their thing.
This shot is for my sister. She told me before we left that she had heard that Chinese toddlers didn't use diapers, they just had slits in thier pants and their parents cleaned up after them.