With temperatures approaching 40°C, Shanghai is probably not the best city to visit during the summer. Nevertheless, I found myself there mid-July and, while not safely ensconced in the sanctuary of air conditioning, managed to take the camera outside and enjoy the quieter than normal streets.

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The entrance/exit to our accommodation, an old building in the French Concession.
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Beautiful trees provide some protection from the searing heat opposite the InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin hotel.
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An old gent emerges from an alleyway on his bicycle.
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A ragtag collection of letterboxes at the entrance to an old building.
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A chalkboard outside a community residence explains how to avoid food poisoning.
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Hand-drawn address signage inside a residential community.
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Verdant life between the houses in a residential community.
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New vs Old methods of transportation.
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Lush greenery in Shaoxing Park (绍兴公园).
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Ghost in the washing.
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Bamboo brushes.
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Urban jungle.

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An errant clipboard.
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Delicious Jianbing (煎饼) fried pancake for breakfast.
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Tossing noodles with a fan to cool them.
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From left to right: Jin Mao Tower (382 m), Shanghai World Finance Center (492 m), Shanghai Tower (632 m)

I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen clear blue skies in Shanghai so at least there was a positive side to the heat!

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