I often feel it's a shame that my phone photos are likely never to be seen by anybody but myself, ever. So why not share the slightly more interesting ones? When they get more boring I'll try to fill in the dullness with some text explanations.
A picture of my dad taking a picture of my sibling
Slightly more boring and less artistic from here on out
In London on the way to Heathrow I saw my third 'Mobike' - one of the crazy bike sharing bikes I've posted about before. Thankfully they haven't plagued the streets of England in the same way, but this one shows how you can even carelessly park it outside of an 'elephone' and still have the business model work to some extent.
One of my last days in England I saw this, and it was a nice reminder of how different the skies in England are, and I suppose, up North in general. You'd never see this in Shanghai, but I did see a remarkably similar one in one of @acidyo's posts when he wheeled himself around Finland.
My cheap-ish suit and favourite tie for a job interview. I wasn't sure if to go full purple or the slimmer, less formal dark red tie, but the silkiness of this tie won me over. Unfortunately the job was not as described, though it was a super posh school - I couldn't sacrifice my happiness for the pay, unfortunately.
The school I went to for an interview as a music teacher. Turned out it was the most expensive and prestigious school in the city and has a reputation as maybe the top school in China. No idea why they even considered me for an interview once I learnt that but hey! Brings confidence. I personally had never seen anything so full of wealth before; swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball and football fields, running tracks - All in one of the most expensive land plot locations on earth; multiple times across the country.
Just a tree that I pass every day that has gotten remarkably big and seems to be enjoying its destruction of the wall. Life will find a way.
I took this one today, the first nice day since I got back to Shanghai 2 weeks ago. This is 'Jing An Temple', considered the heart of the city. For a small fee you can go inside and see all the buddha statues and artifacts, smell the incense and hear the chants of traditional... stuff. Surrounded by huge towering skyscrapers and the sound of angry cars and construction. A nice blend.
This is the 'Cloud 9 Tower', which at night is lit up with various animations of light and text. Located at Zhongshan Park, it's close enough to me that no matter where I go I tend to see it in the horizon, peeking over lesser buildings or through gaps in trees. It has a hotel and a bar and all that junk inside.
One of the best burritos ever but... Today they, what, cut the damn thing in half?? What gives?! I'd complain if they weren't so damn tasty.
I brought back a bunch of unique local cheeses from the Midlands of England. All but one were amazing on crackers. The other one had a smell so rank it honestly cannot be described in words (I really tried). Beyond human rotting corpse. This was truly morbid and I ended up just trashing the whole wheel. I guess it didn't survive the trip or something.