Smiling Faces of Shanghai

Smiling Faces of Shanghai

Smiling Faces of Shanghai
Me in action in one of the beautiful parks of shanghai

My favourite photos are the ones where you got to make a connection with the place or person. While walking through a park here in Shanghai I was surprised at how many people were willing to let me take their photo once I asked. My favourite group of photos from the day is of the park gardner. Eventhough we could not understand each other he smiled and allowed me to take his photo. After taking his photo he came and asked me to please take a photo of him and his friend.

Smiling Faces of Shanghai
City Park Gardner posing for a photo
Smiling Faces of Shanghai
He requested a photo with his friend! They look so happy on this photo.
Smiling Faces of Shanghai
He even requested a photo with me!

 Peace begins with a smile. Smile is a simple act, but sometimes takes a lot of effort. A smile can cause boundaries to melt, hearts to warm up, and distances to reduce. (Mother Teresa)

Smiling Faces of Shanghai
Smiling Faces of Shanghai

A couple of days later I tracked him down again in the same park to give him the photos that I had taken. It made him smile and he imediately went to track down his friend to give him his copy of their photo together.

15 comments

  1. I hadn’t realised that you have actually moved to Shangai! Wow! It looks as though you are enjoying it, what job did you end up getting? I would be put off by all the people there, but you look in your element 🙂

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    • Hallo there Jude. Yes, I have moved to Shanghai, teaching middle school English. The city is fabulous as long as you avoid all the crowded areas. I live in one of the quieter suburbs of Shanghai and just make sure I stay out of the city center on any public holidays. The backsteeets and alleys and parks are so much better to explore anyway- a true taste of life in China!! Hope you have a great week!!

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