Motoring Across America

With James "Alex" Alexander

with James "Alex" Alexander


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Blog 199: Quick Trip to Shanghai

I had business in Shanghai, a city of 22 million, combining a blend of an ancient culture overlaid by modern construction and influenced by Western thought. Here is a view from my room.

View from My Room

Going to Work
Many workers cannot afford to own automobiles and therefore rely on public transportation and motorbikes to get to work. Alas, we were in the rainy season, requiring protective water garb of all sorts for those transporting via two wheels.

Going to Work 1

Going to Work 2

Going to Work 3

Chinese Truck Drivers
I was hoping to find some old trucks to shoot (and I am sure there are many outstanding ones). However, for this trip, I settled for shots of Chinese truck drivers…all taken from the backseat of automobiles varying in speed from almost standstill to about 100 kilometers per hour.

Chinese Truck Driver 1

Chinese Truck Driver 2

Chinese Truck Driver 3

On the Waterfront
Here is one shot of the impressive Shanghai waterfront.

Shanghai Waterfront

Jan’s Old Signs
Here are a couple of old signs from Colorado.

Old Sign 1

Old Sign 2

Old Trucks
Here are three old trucks.

Old Truck 1

Old Truck 2

Old Truck 3

See you next week.