The Tushanwan Archway as it was first displayed at the Panama Pacific Exhibition.
- The Tushanwan Archway, first created in Shanghai almost 100 years ago, has been reassembled from thousands of pieces and will stand ready to meet tourists in June, along with a museum named after it. It was exhibited at three World Expos and shipped back to Shanghai from Sweden last year. [Shanghai Daily]
- Looks like we’re not the only ones complaining about the weather. Apparently one team media rep for the Shanghai run of Formula One welcomed NYT blogger Brad Spurgeon with the words “Welcome to the North Pole!” [New York Times: Formula One]
- Hot on the heels of that BMW Parkour-featuring video ad we discovered, it seems that Shanghai has opened its first parkour playground… though we thought the whole point of the sport was to use the city as your course? [CNNGo]
- From this article in Xinhua, it seems like young Shanghainese have only just discovered the French Concession and its myriad of upscale eateries/kitchenware shops/Irish pubs. Doesn’t that make the rest of us feel like we’re in the know? [Xinhua]
- Hmmm, we were excited to try to find out the hottest non-expatty places to live, but it seems like this article’s trying to tell us that Luwan (home of Xintiandi) and Hongqiao (home of expats before Pudong opened up) are more “local” options? Huh. [eChinacities]
- Shanghai Talk went to see Concordia International School’s production of Aida… and they really, really liked it, recommending that YOU check out anything they have to offer in the next school year. I really, really liked it too but *full disclosure* my sister was in it. So you know. [Shanghai Talk]