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AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the aftern

Postby AlbertaTime » April 5th 2013, 8:11am

I arrived in Shanghai successfully on April 3rd (Shanghai time) and was almost immediately met at my hotel by the very gracious Joel Chan of Micmicmor Vintage Watch. We had a bite to eat and good chat after which I crashed solidly since I'd been up 28 hours straight, too excited to sleep on the plane ;-) and the trip had taken that long with two flights, layovers and customs and taxis, etc...

First order of the following day was an awesome Chinese style breakfast feast at the hotel (included with the room :-) ) followed by a walk around the streets and park across from the hotel. (The first three photos coming up were actually taken from my 6th floor room just before dusk from my hotel on April 3rd before I met Joel. The rest are from the 4th...)

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Joel met me later that afternoon (the 4th) and we headed to Dongtai Lu antique market to fill some hours before a very special Dinner that had been arranged for my arrival (more on that later in this post), so here we are at Dongtai Lu. Joel is used to it, but my VCM brain went into overload...

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Joel has known this seller for years, and I was very pleased to be introduced to him...and his stock of VCMS ;-)

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Then it was on to the very special Dinner...but for that you would go here...
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Re: AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the afternoon of the 4th in Shanghai

Postby Horse Feathers » April 5th 2013, 8:23am

Great story & fantastic photos

I would love to be able to tag along and visit those stores with people who know what and where to look, I would be lost by myself.

Looking forward to your updates and living vicariously through you during your trip
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Re: AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the afternoon of the 4th in Shanghai

Postby Wasp » April 5th 2013, 8:26am

Better than winning the lottery.

Like the culture. Clean, orderly, respectful. Sure they have shortcomings but have much to be admired. The streetscapes are wonderful, nice share. Good hunting.
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Postby bigedsurf » April 5th 2013, 8:45am

Fantastic pics Ron, keep em coming.........
time flies.........
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Postby Kahuna74 » April 5th 2013, 10:01am

Yeah Ron ^^ that.
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Postby 3Flushes » April 5th 2013, 10:44am

Great pics- look forward to more. Safe travels.
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Re: AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the afternoon of the 4th in Shanghai

Postby ocean » April 5th 2013, 1:16pm

3Flushes wrote:Great pics- look forward to more. Safe travels.

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Postby Tzimisces » April 5th 2013, 2:27pm

Great stuff. I really enjoy these posts.
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Re: AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the afternoon of the 4th in Shanghai

Postby AlbertaTime » April 5th 2013, 3:32pm

Thanks everybody.

Today, among other things, it's a trip to Mr. Billy's handmade shoes... :-)

http://www.billyshoes.com/en/
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Re: AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the afternoon of the 4th in Shanghai

Postby Horse Feathers » April 5th 2013, 3:36pm

AlbertaTime wrote:Thanks everybody.

Today, among other things, it's a trip to Mr. Billy's handmade shoes... :-)

http://www.billyshoes.com/en/


Billy, Billy, Billy, the guy will do anything just to get a sniff of man crotch

AT - Not in reference to your guy, just the opportunty to bust on our favorite troll
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Re: AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the afternoon of the 4th in Shanghai

Postby wottime » April 5th 2013, 4:41pm

AT, you look like a kid in the candy store. Have fun and thanks for keeping us in the loop with your journeys.
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Postby jb182 » April 5th 2013, 4:59pm

Love the travelogue; keep it coming.
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Re: AlbertaTime returns to China. Post #1 - Apr 3rd & the afternoon of the 4th in Shanghai

Postby Wasp » April 6th 2013, 3:51am

King Billy...enjoyed the translations on the site. If you get any Bruno Magli knock offs don’t buy any knives.
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