In the park

The skyscrapers were spectacular, as we rode in to Shanghai at dusk (workshop is about an hour outside of the city) for the festivities of the opening of the Jing’an International Sculpture Project. It is a 5 year project of the Jing’an district of Shanghai to create an international presence. This is a gorgeous and intimate park, free for the public, with about 58 sculptures. They plan to place sculpture out along the streets, near the metro, everywhere! This is one of Antoine Poncet’s marble sculptures, a lovely gentleman, very well known artist from France.

Everywhere you go there are huge apartment buildings, power lines and buildings under construction. Shanghai has close to 20 million people! In a midday summer downpour people on the street crowded under the shop awnings and in doorways to wait out the rain. I did too! Cool hand made cart!

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