Spring at the Botanical Garden

A brief break from Istanbul and Athens while I share some spring time pictures for you from the Shanghai Botanical Garden to wet your appetite for your own Spring that will be arriving soon, if not already. This post is mostly pictures with a few random comments, because, really, beautiful flowers speak for themselves!

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The entrance with pillars made of flowers.

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Yes, that’s cows next to elephants with a grasshopper in the middle! Note the relative sizing of each statue, compared to reality.

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A park in Shanghai where you’re actually allowed to walk on the grass!

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There were many school groups there.

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This is Jeanne, the wife of the Consul General, here in Shanghai. She’s a wonderful American representative.

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Chair bushes!

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Knitter in the park!

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Lots of wedding photos were being taken

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Another knitter!

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She took off her high heels and put on cowboy boots right after this!

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Can you see the statue of a man fishing?

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Doing Tai Chi or some other form of meditation

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Cinderella, running away from the ball 🙂

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Love the guy’s pink jacket, don’t you? But wait–it gets better!

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He’s wearing shorts!

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The Prince found Cinderella

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Cute

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Not sure those walking sticks are necessary here!

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shanghai botanical  - 86That’s all for today–next time we’ll be back in Istanbul!

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About DECRYPTKNIT: knitter on the loose in Shanghai

Hi, I'm Marisa Newhouse, a former pharmacist (for a brief time during the Reagan administration) who's real calling was probably anything that has to do with cooking, plants, literature and especially knitting; hence my last and favorite job, working at Woolyminded, a wonderful yarn store. But now, I have moved half a world away to Shanghai where my husband will be working. Lots of people are interested in what we will be doing here and I have always kept journals of our travels, so I thought I'd do it the modern way and keep a blog.
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3 Responses to Spring at the Botanical Garden

  1. Gorgeous! The colors!! Sheesh. Also, I now need chair bushes in my life.

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